Specialising in Power Factor Correction throughout the UK
What Is Power Factor Correction?
True power is a measure of the power you use to perform your work, whereas reactive power is used to create magnetic fields in electric motors, which are required for the equipment to work properly. A high kW to a low kVAR ratio is the ideal power factor, which will typically give you a Power Factor value of 0.96 Lagging to unity (1.00).
If your power factor drops below 0.95 Lagging, then your electricity supplier may penalise you in the form of a reactive power charge, which could be distributed elsewhere but effectively goes to waste.