POWER FACTOR

Annual Savings Impact of Our Projects to Date

$75,638,647

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Buried Fees?

Power Factor is an unfamiliar term to most, but the financial impact is real. Charges can run up to 20% of your total bill. The unfamiliarity is primarily due to the fact that most electric utility companies hide or bury the charge. Thus, send us a bill to info@rapidpower.net for a free financial analysis.

Power Factor Basics

Power Factor is a measurement of how efficiently you are using electricity in your facility’s power distribution system.

Power Factor is a measurement of how efficiently you are using electricity in your facility’s power distribution system.

Check out the video to get a quick and easy understanding of power factor and click here to find out more about how our power factor services can help your business save energy and money.

What Causes Low Power Factor?

Oversized motors are the #1 culprit. Why do I have oversized motors? Most engineers that determine motor specs, will add extra capacity to ensure functionality. One last correlation is the amount and size of your motors. The more and bigger motors you have in your facility, the higher the probability of a poor power factor. Without getting too technical, Reactive or Magnetizing Power is required because many industrial and heavy duty appliances depend on a passive electronic component that stores energy in the form of a magnetic field until needed. When Real (Working) Power is needed, the stored energy is converted to useable energy which operates the industrial and heavy-duty appliances.

The process of passively storing energy and converting it into usable form is called inductance.

Common examples of industrial and heavy duty appliances that place inductive loads requiring Reactive (Magnetizing) Power are:

Transformers, electric motors, electromechanical relays, industrial controls, chillers, fans, pumps, blowers, conveyors, compressors, induction furnaces, power tools, fluorescent and HID lighting

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