Power Factor Correction

The Power Factor of your facility is expressed in number form (between 0 and 1) as how efficiently and effectively your location uses its energy supply.

Determined by the ratio of actual power used divided by the total power flowing to the customers facility is the power factor. Most utilities add additional charges to your commercial or industrial electric bills if the power factor is lower than the threshold determined within the utility’s rate tariff. Correcting this power factor can lead to significant financial benefits.  Power factor correction projects can offer multiple advantages to your commercial and industrial facility.

Power factor correction can:

  • Reduce costly monthly charges
  • Reduce heat loss within your distribution system
  • Improve Voltage
  • Level out power quality variations
  • Increase electric power equipment capacity

For more information and to evaluate your current power factor, contact an energy consultant to discuss your power factor and possibilities to correct it.