Avoid reactive power penalties charged by utilities

Power factor is the measure of how efficiently a business uses its electricity supply. It’s the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Networks charge large energy users for the demand they place on the electrical network, referred to as apparent power, in contrast real power is the component of apparent power which is what does all the work.

For those businesses being charged a network demand charge, it pays to improve your power factor, correcting supply inefficacies and reducing demand charges.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) provides immediate benefits including reducing power losses, reduced electricity bills and freeing up system capacity in electrical installations. Power factor correction is recommended for those sites where the power factor is less than 0.95.

Power Factor Correction may be installed by itself to reduce demand charges or in conjunction with solar PV to reduce energy consumption and demand charges.

For added flexibility, Power Factor Correction may be procured under our Voltage Management as a Service model, with minimal payment upfront with the service fee financed from savings achieved over the term of the agreement.

The benefits of power factor correction are immediate and exact:

  • Achieve immediate demand savings on installation.
  • Free up electrical capacity in your plant.
  • Power factor correction may be procured using our Voltage Management as a Service model with little capital outlay upfront.
  • We offer comprehensive product, installation and performance warranties.