#### The importance of Power Factor Correction

There is a dynamic shift in our economy pertaining to the emphasis on reviewing energy usage. There is increased impetus towards optimizing the usage and overall efficiency of electrical systems. The message is simple; use is it effectively, rather than using it less.

This is where the discussion of power factor and its bed rock role in any electrical system comes to play. Generically speaking, the power factor is defined as a measure that shall monitor the route of electrical supply via the energy utility company. The higher inductive components a device have, usually the lower its power factor. In mathematical terms power factor equation could be written as follows:

*P.F = cosθ = KW/KVA*

In the above equation KW is the actual load power and KVA is the apparent power.