Is Power Factor Correction Considered a Sustainability Effort?

Is Power Factor Correction Considered a Sustainability Effort?

1 month ago
Yes, power factor correction (PFC) is considered a sustainability effort for a few reasons: Reduced Energy Consumption: While PFC doesn’t directly decrease total energy use (kWh), it improves the efficiency of the system, leading to lower overall energy losses. This translates to less energy being generated. Lower Grid Strain: By reducing reactive power draw and […]
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History of Power Factor Correction

2 months ago
A Historical Journey: Power Factor Correction  Energy Efficiency Group, LLC  |  www.EnergyEfficiencyGrp.com One of the chief concerns we are confronted with early on is- “I’ve never heard of Power Factor Correction- is this something new?” In this article I hope to give a background look at the origins, improvements, and overall story of Power Factor […]
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Changes to Expect After Power Factor Correction

3 months ago
Do your operations and accounting department ever receive the monthly energy statement and wonder why it is so high no matter what conservation efforts you put forth?  It might have something to do with your power factor.  Power factor correction can improve your building’s efficiency and bring a welcome change to your next bill. But, […]
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How Does Power Factor Correction Drive Sustainability Efforts?

3 months ago
Companies across the US are always looking for ways to reduce their financial footprint.  However, with good financial governance, also comes the desire for sustainability by reducing their environmental footprint.   Power Factor Correction (PFC) contributes to sustainability efforts in a couple of key ways: Reduced Energy Consumption: Power Factor Correction essentially minimizes energy waste within […]
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What are the costs associated with a low power factor?

3 months ago
We get asked all types of questions about Power Factor and Power Factor Correction that cover the spectrum of Who, Why, Where, When, etc. Another such question is: “What are the costs associated with a low Power Factor rating?” Most, not all, commercial electric statements include a Power Factor number measured by the utility.  This […]
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Another Question: “How Long Before We Can Expect to Generate an ROI from Power Factor Correction?”

3 months ago
Another common question we are asked regarding Power Factor Correction is “how long should our company expect before we see a return on our investment?” Power factor correction can be a good investment with a payback period typically ranging from  6 months to 3 years – based on utility prices the day of installation (* […]
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How Could a Family Entertainment Center (FEC) or Arcade Benefit from Power Factor Correction?

3 months ago
Family entertainment centers (FEC’s) and arcades use a significant amount of electricity to power games, lighting, and other equipment. Power Factor Correction (PFC) can offer several benefits for these businesses: Reduced Electricity Costs:  Many utility companies charge penalties for a low power factor. Power Factor Correction improves the efficiency of electricity usage, reducing the reactive […]
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