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Compensating reactive energy avoids penalties in your electric bill and enhances the performance of your installation.

Electricity companies have an item in the electricity bill to charge penalties to their users for excess reactive energy consumption. The amount varies depending on the power factor of the installation. To avoid paying a penalty on the bill, you have to minimise the cosine of the power factor, which may vary depending on the country.

The installation of power factor correction systems through active compensation avoids any penalty in the energy bill, whether due to inductive or capacitive loads, meaning you don't have to worry about the harmonics present in the installation.

Currently, there are a large number of installations whose owners pay these surcharges monthly, unaware that there are solutions to avoid them. Because of this, it is essential to know which product to install for each situation.

Power factor correction

Avoid penalties due to inductive and capacitive reactive energy.

SVGm static var generators avoid surcharges in electricity bills due to reactive energy consumption, both inductive and capacitive, even in networks with a large number of harmonics, enhancing the efficiency of your installation.

Power factor correction

Avoid penalties due to inductive reactive energy

Capacitor banks avoid surcharges in electricity bills due to inductive reactive energy consumption and enhance the efficiency of your installation.

Energy savings

Help avoid penalties due to reactive energy, both capacitive and inductive.

In telecommunications facilities, there are a large number of non-linear loads that consume reactive energy. This type of load, usually of the electronic type, is a source of harmonics.

The best solution for compensating both inductive and capacitive reactive energy is via static var, or SVGm, compensators.

The SVGm static var generator lets you set up a target power factor to actively compensate the installation when the threshold exceeds the specified limit.

This solution works by using power electronics, which can be used to program a target power factor to compensate for an excess of both inductive and capacitive reactive power, thus avoiding surcharges in the electricity bill.

Discover more features of our SVGm static var generator.

Energy savings

Get the maximum performance from your UPS

The installation of static reactive power generators at the output of uninterruptible power supply systems can be used to compensate for both inductive and capacitive reactive power, ensuring the UPS will connect in any situation.

SVGm devices adjust the power factor to the maximum performance curve of the UPS, ensuring its correct connection when a loss of power occurs, thus guaranteeing continuity of service at the centre and avoiding financial losses due to a service outage.

Energy savings

The power factor correction reduces the current flow through the installation's conductors, avoiding any overheating and the triggering of protections.

Energy savings

How can you save money by avoiding reactive power penalties?

To ensure the performance of transmission and distribution systems, electric utilities force the end users to control the maximum consumption of reactive energy, both inductive and capacitive. The way that electric utilities have to evaluate excess reactive energy use is by setting a minimum power factor. Failure to achieve this value will result in a surcharge on the electricity bill.

Capacitor banks are devices that you can use to avoid surcharges for excess inductive reactive energy consumption.

These solutions have one or more capacitors that are automatically connected or disconnected by a power factor regulator, depending on the installation's needs.

Connecting the capacitors causes capacitive reactive energy to be consumed that is inverse to that generated by the inductive loads, resulting in a power factor that is close enough to unity to avoid surcharges at the end of the month.