AGL Electroserv help businesses be more productive with their energy using Power Factor Correction.
How well do you know your Power Factor?
A poor Power Factor occurs when a load is drawing more electrical energy than is necessary, for conversion into a given amount of useful work. If your site has a poor Power Factor, you could be paying for energy that cannot be used. Need to learn more about what is Power Factor?
Special rebates may apply in Queensland
For businesses in Queensland who may have recently received a letter from Network Provider, Energex, concerning changes to the way your bills are calculated, you may have been advised that your power factor needs correction. AGL can assist with PFC and applying for a rebate from Energex (available in certain areas and rebate conditions apply).
Benefits of Power Factor Correction
Reduction in kVa demand and therefore electricity costs.
Extend the life of your equipment.
Compliance with regulatory codes.
More power available for site expansion without the need for new switchboards and cable.
The Power Factor of an electrical installation is the ratio between the power that is actually used (kW) and the power that is supplied (KVA). It is a measure of how efficiently an installation uses Electrical Energy.
Power factor equipment supplies the reactive current (eg. magnetising current required by electric motors to turn but does no real work) required by an installation that is normally supplied from the supply transformer and therefore passes through the electricity meters. Reducing this magnetising current through the electricity meters and the switchboard will reduce the cost if the tariff is based on KVA Demand (or apparent power). The power actually used is the ‘real ‘ Power (in watts). The power supplied is the “apparent” power (in Volt Amps) .
Power Factor = Real Power (kW)/Apparent Power(KVA)
Power Factor Correction Equipment is placed within, or near, the main electrical switchboard. The equipment is connected into this switchboard and connected to a convenient point below the electricity suppliers metering equipment (i.e. Current transformers). A new switch may be required in some cases.
Depending on the rating of the equipment (in”kVAr” or Kilo Volt Amps Reactive) the typical size is he same as a standard fridge.
AGL Electroserv is a Quality Endorsed Company and we go through a rigorous process to select PFC Equipment that will operate safely and reliability in Australian conditions. PFC Equipment purchased from AGL Electroserv will be of the highest quality and reliability , many years of experience and knowledge ensure equipment operates as specified.
To back this up we offer an industry leading three (3) year warranty on product produced and extend this to five (5) years if PFC Equipment is serviced annually by AGL Electroserv Pty Ltd.