Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Power Factor Analysis
Apr 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
This project was prompted by the observation that a correlation exists between temperature and power factor. Whilst some of this may be attributable to air conditioning load in urban areas, this cannot be said of typical, rural locations. This project examined the sources of such reactive loads to better understand the reactive compensation needs of the network. This may lead to installation of power factor correction plant (or otherwise) to increase the efficiency of the distribution network.
This project investigated the reactive compensation needs of distribution networks.