Power Factor Correction

With the rising cost of energy and the recent introduction of DCP 161, the management and quality of power on site is essential to ensure high operational performance. Power factors below 1.0 require a utility to generate more than the minimum volt-amperes necessary to supply the real power (watts). This increases generation and transmission costs and are reclaimed through ‘reactive charges’ on your monthly electricity invoice. A low Power Factor can also adversely affect your sites allocated supply capacity resulting in significant penalty charges through Ofgem’s DCP 161 Default Excess Available Capacity Charges introduced in April 2018