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Avoiding penalties for consuming reactive energy and maximum demand guarantees you won't have any surprises in your electric bill.

Electric utilities have several ways to charge penalties on the electricity bills they issue to customers who exceed the requirements set out in the law, or who exceed the values defined in their supply contract. These requirements relate to the consumption of both inductive and capacitive reactive energy, as well as any excess consumption of the contracted power, which can vary by country.

Installing systems to correct for reactive energy and control the maximum demand can avoid the monthly surcharges that increase energy costs in industrial facilities. Currently, there are a large number of companies 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 reactive energy

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

Power factor correction

Avoid surcharges due to capacitive and inductive reactive energy

SVGm static var generators correct for both capacitive and inductive reactive energy to avoid any type of surcharge in electricity bills, even in networks with a large number of harmonics.

Maximum demand control

Avoid surcharges for exceeding the maximum demand

Avoid surcharges on your electricity bill due to exceeding the contracted power of your installation by letting maximum demand controllers disconnect non-critical loads at specific times.

Energy savings

How can industry save money by avoiding reactive power surcharges?

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.

Helps avoid surcharges due to reactive energy use

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.

Helps avoid surcharges due to reactive energy use, both capacitive and inductive.

The implementation of new electronic systems in industrial facilities helps with the automatic control and energy efficiency of these facilities, but they consume capacitive reactive energy, which, beyond a certain point, can lead to surcharges in the electricity bill.

Installations with a high load of LED lighting, computer systems, UPS, long underground runs of cable and complex, medium-voltage facilities normally consume capacitive reactive energy. This energy cannot be corrected by using capacitors, which would aggravate the situation, so the only viable solution is the installation of static var generators.

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.

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Energy savings

Save by avoiding surcharges for exceeding the maximum demand

When contracting a new electrical connection, you have to specify the maximum power to be supplied to the installation.

It is important to keep in mind that the power consumed in industry is not constant, and varies depending on the loads connected. It is also very common for loads or machinery to change. If you ignore how much power the facility is using at any given moment, you could exceed the contracted limit and incur a surcharge.

To avoid this type of surcharge, there are maximum demand controllers that constantly analyze the power demanded by the installation and disconnect large, non-critical loads when the device expects the power used to exceed the contracted power.