Webcast: Improving Electrical Efficiency through Power Factor Correction
February 23, 2006 at 1 pm. CST
The total power your facility receives is made up of two components:real power and reactive power. While real power performs useful work within your facility, reactive power does not. In fact, reactive power actually constitutes an energy loss and can consume capacity in transformers, generators, wiring, and transmission lines.
Power factor, a measure of electrical efficiency, compares the amount of real, or useful, power to the total power consumed. If power factor is not 100%, your facility is not operating at its highest efficiency.
Most utilities charge for poor efficiency in the form of a power factor adjustment, i.e. penalty, on your bill.
Our panel of experts will discuss these power factor issues:
• The relationship between power factor and electrical efficiency
• Power factor measurement and correction techniques
• Power factor correction issues in a changing technological landscape.
Rudy T. Wodrich, P.Eng., MBA — Schneider Electric
Tom Blooming, PE — Eaton Electrical
Kevin Dennis — ABB
Jeremy Bryant — Siemens Energy & Automation
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