Power stations, producing electrical energy, are represented by bikers
At the backseat of the bike there are passengers, the consumers of electrical energy (the loads)
I. The bicycle analogy (2/3) A reactive load can be represented by a passenger leaning to one side The fact that the passenger is leaning to one side, does not influence directly the work that the biker has to deliver, but without compensation, the bike might fall over
The fact that the horse is not walking straight in front of the boat, does not influence the work it has to do to pull the boat. But without compensation by the rudder, the boat will be pulled towards the bank of the canal.
The turned rudder leads to extra losses
The fact that the rope is pulling at the flank of the horse and not straight behind it, limit’s the horse’s capacity to deliver work