Most utility companies have a penalty for sites with poor power factor. A poor power factor can be either lagging or leading, but is most often lagging due to inductive loads attributable to motors and lighting ballasts. Whilst the organization isn’t billed for these as kWh, they will be paying for these as maximum demand charges or kVA. The penalties can up to 10 times the normal demand costs per KVAr and it is financially essential to ensure each site has a good power factor.
ERNZ offer a power factor analysis service that identifies areas of poor power factor and the minimum requirements to return power factor to 0.95. We can provide a complete service including managing the sourcing of equipment and also arrange the project implementation for start to finish.