REACTIVE ENERGY COMPENSATOR
Some additional explanations
Reactive energy offsetting: a high-yield investment that contributes to the fight against the greenhouse effect.
In order to operate a machine, a motor is used, therefore electrical energy is consumed. In electrical engineering, this energy is called active energy.
For this motor to work, a magnetic field has to be generated and to create it, a current called reactive energy is needed. This generates Reactive energy.
This Reactive current, distributed by the power plant will generate this Reactive energy which clogs up the network.
To compensate for the Reactive energy, it is therefore necessary to reduce or eliminate the losses produced by the circulation in the network.
By compensating the Reactive Energy, we avoid that part or all of it circulates in the network, which results in a decrease of the current.
This is where the electrical capacitor comes into play, providing the necessary reactive power for the motor without passing through the power plant. Indeed, the delivery of Reactive energy by the power plant induces an increase in the delivered current and thus an increase in the EDF bill.
The capacitor, when it is correctly dimensioned, provides the necessary Reactive Energy without using the one generated by the power plant.
Thus, two choices are possible for the user:
- Optimize the contract by reducing the power subscribed.
- To have additional power without modifying his contract.
The environmental component is also very strong since the Reactive Energy Offset significantly reduces CO2 emissions and therefore reduces greenhouse gas emissions.