UAE utility enforces installation of power factor correction systems

UAE utility enforces installation of power factor correction systems
Efficient ways of generating, transmitting and distributing energy are being continuously explored by the UAE.

Sharjah - Methods an efficient, economical way of reducing the burden on distribution networks



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 21 Feb 2018, 8:12 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Feb 2018, 10:18 PM

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) and Dorman Smith Academy briefed contracting and consultancy companies about importance of using conservation devices.
The academy conducted a technical seminar in Sharjah on reactive power compensation, which dealt with the basics of the electrical power factor, methods to improve it and suitable products and solutions for it.
With massive residential, commercial and industrial development witnessed in the UAE, the demand for electrical energy is also growing continuously. Efficient ways of generating, transmitting and distributing energy are being continuously explored. 
Reactive power consumption applies a severe burden on generation, transmission and distribution networks and makes distribution inefficient, burdening electricity companies with increasing costs.
Reactive power compensation - or, simply put, power factor correction - is an efficient and economical way of improving the power factor and thereby reducing the burden on networks.
The effectiveness of reactive power compensation depends on various parameters, in particular on the design and quality of components, and assembly and periodic maintenance, which will ensure the longevity of the component.


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