FREDERICK:
305 E. FOURTH STREET
FREDERICK, MD 21701

301-694-3726


COLUMBIA:
9160 B5 RUMSEY ROAD
COLUMBIA, MD 21045

410-995-1715

Potential Reduction of Utility Costs

Many electric utility companies penalize Customers for inefficient use of power by charging a “power factor penalty.”  Rarely are older power factor correction capacitors still working as designed.  

"Improperly torqued connections and bad contacts cause increased amperage draw and power loss as well as heating and arcing (which is both ineffective and dangerous).”-Source: National Energy Management Institute

“About one-third of all equipment losses are electrical in nature. About one-fourth of these losses are caused by loose connections. About eight electrical hot spots are detected per each IR survey. Of these, four are minor or intermediate in severity, and four are serious or critical. Each minor/intermediate problem detected results in an average potential savings of $500. For the serious and critical problems, this number is $3,000-$5,000. Based on savings averages of these eight hot spots, the total potential savings are $14,000-$22,000.”-Source: National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies (Report NCEMBT-061102, prepared for the US Department of Energy)