Temporary electrical metering equipment was installed on the service feeders of the main power distribution centres to log electrical data.
- Power Factor;
- Reactive Power kVAR;
- Phase and Line Voltage and Amps;
- Total Power kVa;
- Real Power kW;
- Total and individual harmonic distortion levels of current and voltage waveforms;
Additionally, power surge suppression systems were installed on select panels to protect sensitive equipment from transient surges that can occur when power factor correction capacitors interact and amplify harmonics within the electrical distribution system.
The cost savings realized through eliminating BC Hydro power factor surcharges were estimated to be between $24,000 and $30,000 annually.