Power Factor Correction is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is consumed and is defined by the ratio between the power that is actually used (kW) and the power that is actually supplied (kVA).
A power factor close to 1.00 will ensure the power bill is as low as possible.
There are numerous benefits to be gained from equipment installations;
- Power consumption reduced.
- Half-hourly and hourly metered electricity bills reduced.
- Lower contracted tariff.
- Reactive power penalties removed.
- Electrical energy efficiency improved.
- Extra VA availability from the existing supply.
- Voltage stabilised.
- Mains cables may be reduced in size, saving you money.
- Extended equipment life due to reduced heating.
- Equipment such as motors will run smoother.
- Lighting will be brighter and less prone to dimming.
- Less site maintenance required.
- Continuity of service.
- Greenhouse emissions reduced.
- Increased environmental reputation.
Power Factor Correction will deliver immediate results whilst payback can usually be achieved within a couple of years. However, the technology is not simple and you should consult a specialist before installing.