The electricity bill often includes a line for a “reactive power fee”. For example, in Finland a reactive power fee applies to companies that use a larger main fuse size than specified by the power grid company. Private buildings (such as shopping centres, hotels or offices), the state (universities, agencies, traffic infrastructure), or municipalities (agencies, hospitals, educational institutions) may find a reactive power fee on their electricity bill. The good news is that with TKF’s solutions, you can get rid of the reactive power fees.
NO MORE REACTIVE POWER FEES
TKF’s experts determine the power factor correctors required for the building. The reactive power fee disappears from the electricity bill after installation, and after a typical payback period of 1–3 years, the equipment continues to make money for the party paying the electricity bills. Often the solution can be determined based on the information on the electricity bill and a visit by an electrical professional.
POWER QUALITY ANALYSIS
On more complex sites, TKF carries out power quality measurements, which also show other improvements in the power quality of the site that may be needed in addition to the power factor correction. Indications of power quality problems such as harmonics include electrical devices that keep breaking down, flickering lights, and significant changes in the electrotechnical equipment of the building.