The first step was to complete the Power Factor Correction Study. We also collected data from the customer, includinga recent electric bill to determine the customer’s current charges and rates. Upon review of the study and data, our team determined that adding stepped capacitor banks was necessary to balance the amount of correction applied to amount of power being used.
Once the equipment was engineered to complete the power factor correction and installed, the Quad Plus team was able to eliminate the penalties, and the cost of the new equipment paid for itself within just one year from reduced power bills. We were also able to help build customer awareness of this problem. Many companies accept their power bills as they come and simply pay it each month. We think that many companies can lower their costs considerably, even when new equipment is necessary due to the reduction in power costs.