Power Factor Correction

Power Factor Correction (P.F.C)

Keeping your energy and operational costs down is becoming increasingly important to all businesses, especially as energy rates continue to rise.

The power factor of your system is a measure of the efficiency of your power supply. This is usually demonstrated in the form of a percentage on your electricity bill, ranging from 0 – 1 where 1 is 100% efficient. All electricity authorities charge you in some way for any ‘unproductive’ power (known as reactive power) used to power your equipment. Improving the efficiency of your system by increasing the power factor can help to reduce this charge.

Installing power factor correction equipment at your site can help to improve the power factor and therefore the efficiency of your supply, which in turn minimises wasted energy, reduces environmental impact and reduces your energy costs.