It's important that you understand if and how your electric utility is applying a cost for a low Power Factor and with over 3000 electrical utilities in the US, it's impossible to explain all the different methods that are used on our website. The point we do want to make is many electric utilities in the recent past have added a cost for operating with a power factor below 90% and some below 100%. If you’re not sure what this means please see our basic explanation of What Power Factor is on the FAQ page.
We are not surprised to find that the majority of Electrical Distribution companies across the country have changed the way they CHARGE AND BILL for the delivery of power to the end user. A partial list of these utilities can be found on the UTILITIES WITH PF CHARGES page. This represents just a partial list and you should take a look to see if your utility is on it.
Because there are thousands of electrical distribution companies across the country it is possible that we have not included your local utility on our list at this time. This is not an indication that you’re not being penalized for power factor, but that they have not publish there rates on there website or we might not have evaluated them yet. If you're unsure, please get in touch with us!
IF your local utility IS on the list however, you're most likely being penalized for your power factor and you should investigate by contacting us as soon as possible.
Thank you for your time and I hope we can work with you to help cut cost and save energy. It's good for you and it's good for the environment!