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How to Eliminate Power Factor Fines and Reactive Energy Surcharges

Business Operators in Zimbabwe and Kenya will notice new monthly charges on your electricity bills.

ZESA Zimbabwe call it a ‘Reactive Energy Charge’. KPLC Kenya are calling it a ‘Power Factor Surcharge’. But regardless of name it relates to what we call Power Factor or P.F.

Simply put, Power Factor measures how efficiently your installation/facility uses electrical power (It also measures how much electricity is being wasted by your company). Low Power Factor means the inefficient use of energy.

A Power Factor Surcharge is imposed when your Power Factor measure is less than 0.85. ie wasting 15% or more.

Depending on your Power Factor these additional costs can be substantial. For the company with the bill shown above, the Power Factor Surcharge increased their electricity costs by 53%.

These costs can be avoided/eliminated/removed and you can also make significant savings on all your future energy costs by installing Power Factor Correction Equipment.

Why are Power Companies adding Energy Surcharges?

The utility company supplies not only “Active power” (KWH) but also what is called “Reactive power” (KVAR). Low Power Factor is generally caused by facilities with large fans and motors and equipment with a high number of transformers which requires high reactive power (KVAR).

Facilities with low Power Factor cause the utility company to increase generation and transmission capacity in order to handle the extra demand caused by low Power Factor. The utility company will now recover these costs in the form of penalty/surcharge/fine against the companies that cause the issues.

Low Power Factor issues can be easily resolved by installing OPP Power Factor Correction Equipment.

OPP Power Factor Correction

OPP Power Factor Correction targets power factor P.F. 0.95 or better, which in most cases will remove reactive power charges and penalties from all your future electricity bills.

We can help you to save up to 25% on your Commercial Electricity Bills. And if you operate diesel generators you’ll also save at least 10% on your Diesel Fuel Expenses.

Key Benefits for your business may exceed the stated figures, subject to site survey, data logging and technical report.

Eliminate ALL Reactive Fines/Penalties/Surcharge from ALL Future Electricity Bills

SAVE up to 25% on Your PHASE 3 Electricity Bills

SAVE at least 10% on Your DIESEL GENERATOR Fuel Bills

How to Eliminate Power Factor Fines and Reactive Energy Surcharges

Business Operators in Zimbabwe and Kenya will notice new monthly charges on your electricity bills.

Depending on your Power Factor these additional costs can be substantial. For the company with the bill shown above, the Power Factor Surcharge increased their electricity costs by 53%.

These costs can be completely eliminated from your bills and you can also make significant savings on all your future energy costs by installing Power Factor Correction Equipment.

Eliminate ALL Reactive Fines/Penalties/Surcharge from ALL Future Electricity Bills

SAVE up to 25% on Your PHASE 3 Electricity Bills

SAVE at least 10% on Your DIESEL GENERATOR Fuel Bills

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