According to a large capacitor manufacturer, approximately half of all large industrial plants operate at a power factor of less than 0.85. While it is commonly known that lower power factor results in higher utility cost, you might not know that:

  1. Raising power factor will also reduce peak charges.
  2. Your system capacity will increase with a higher power factor.
  3. Lighting and motor performance will benefit from improved power factor.
  4. Low power factor increases I2R losses and voltage drop in lines.