Power Factor Correction Training

Power Factor Correction Training

You Can Access The Live Online Training Through Our Web-Based Platform From Your Own Computer. You Can See And Hear The Instructor And See His Screen Live.

You Can Interact And Ask Questions. The Cost Of The Training Also Includes 7 Days Of Email Mentoring With The Instructor.

Power Factor Correction Training - Our 6-hour live online instructor-led course explains the three types of power factor, from a cause and effect basis and then teaches the intricacies of each type along with the methods to improve each power factor. The course demonstrates how to size power factor capacitors for various types of situations and the pitfalls to be avoided. Several real life examples are worked as a group to demonstrate the techniques used to perform analysis of power factor, size power factor equipment and to quantify the expected results and ROI.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a meaningful understanding of the various types of power factor, the impact that low power factor has on electric power systems, the causes of low power factor, methods to analyze power factor and methods to improve power factor.

This course is applicable to electrical industry professionals serving either industrial, commercial and institutional power systems. For maximum benefit of this course, students should have an understanding of basic electrical principles such as Ohms law, power, electrical metering, motors and general electrical equipment and systems.  


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WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineers, And Electrical Maintenance Personnel
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Managers In Charge Of Plant Electrical Infrastructure


Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Power Quality And Grounding Handbook!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 0.6 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (6 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In PDF Format


Power Factor Correction Training - Course Outlin

Introduction to Power Factor

  • Definition of power factor
  • Benefits of high power factor
  • Problems with low power factor
  • Types of Power Factor


Fundamental Frequency (Displacement) Power Factor

  • Motor currents and PF
  • Typical PF by industry
  • Lagging (inductive) current
  • Leading (capacitive) current
  • How much capacitance to add
  • Harmonic resonance
  • Detuning capacitors to avoid resonance
  • Capacitor boosting (Voltage, kVAR, current)
  • Local vs. Centralized capacitors
  • Fixed vs. automatic PF capacitor systems
  • Capacitor switching device ratings
  • Cost of low power factor


Distortion Power Factor

  • Estimating distortion PF based on harmonic current distortion
  • Causes of low distortion power factor (harmonic distortion)
  • Typical current distortion by equipment
  • What does harmonic current distortion look like?
  • Improving distortion PF


Total (true rms) Power Factor

  • Function of both displacement and distortion PF
  • Best practices
  • Decisions to be made about total PF



Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.

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Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 0.6 CEUs.

Live Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Power Factor Correction Training to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.


John Houdek
Power Quality Specialist, The Electricity Forum