A number of households in Imthaleb are benefiting from a more stable electricity supply through the installation of a Line Voltage Regulator (LVR). This equipment is being installed on overhead lines and cables that supply energy from the substations to residential areas in various localities around Malta and Gozo.
But what does a Line Voltage Regulator do?
The Line Voltage Regulator has a transformer that operates as a step-up or step-down transformer, stepping up voltage when the supplied voltage is low and stepping down voltage when the supplied voltage is high. As a result, the output voltage is always constant.