Until DCP161, you will not have been penalized for exceeding your agreed consumption level. But with DCP161 you could be paying double or even more.
So what can you do to avoid excess charges under DCP161?
The first step is to check your site’s power factor (PF). It should be close to 1. In any case it should not be lower than 0.95.
Generally, a low power factor is one of the main factors in a site exceeding its agreed consumption level.
This is where ABB can help. Because we offer a free, no-obligation site survey that will determine exactly what your PF is.
If your PF is low, then we can work with you to remedy the situation. In some cases, there might be existing power factor correction (PFC) equipment that is simply in need of some care and maintenance. If new equipment is required, then we can design and install the ideal PFC solution for your specific needs.
Whatever action we take, the outcome is the same – we can boost your PF to the industry standard level.