Low power factor is expensive and inefficient. Energy utility companies often charge additional fees to large commercial, institutional, and industrial clients when their power factor drops below 0.95. Understanding power factor and knowing how to measure it and improve it generates significant energy savings for very little cost.
Mike Wrinch, P. Eng. presented an informative 45 minute webinar on understanding, measuring, and improving power factor to reduce energy bills in buildings and facilities. Mike’s presentation included:
* An explanation of power factor and how it affects energy bills and electric systems' distribution capacity
* An overview of the hardware and software needed to measure the power factor in buildings
* Solutions to improve a building’s power factor