Power Factor Training

Power Factor 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.

The Power Factor Training program is a 12-hour, live online training course designed for electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical designers, plant electricians, and electrical maintenance specialists working in industrial, commercial, and institutional power systems.

The course covers the basic principles of Power Factor, its significance in industrial applications, and the benefits of correcting low Power Factor. Participants will learn about the different types of Power Factor and the means to correct it, including reactive power, capacitors, and inductive loads.

The course focuses on implementing Power Factor Correction in industrial applications with variable inductive loads, such as induction motors. Participants will gain an understanding of the different types of Power Factor Correction methods available, including plant-wide and distributed methods, and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

The training program also covers Power Factor principles in single-phase and three-phase AC power circuits. In addition, participants will learn how to calculate the Power Factor and three-phase power and the correction techniques used in each type of circuit.

This course is ideal for electrical engineering, maintenance, and operations professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of Power Factor Correction and its applications in industrial systems. The live online format allows participants to engage with the instructor and other participants in real time, and the course is designed to be interactive and engaging. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to implement effective Power Factor Correction solutions and reduce energy costs in industrial applications.

Related Courses

Power Quality Analysis Training

Power Quality Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

Power Quality and Harmonics Training

Power Quality in Motor Control Applications

Power Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits


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)
  • 1.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (12 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In PDF Format


Power Factor Correction Training - Course Outline


Day One


Section 1    Introduction to Power Factor

  • Definition of Power Factor
  • Significance of power factor in commercial & industrial applications
  • Problems with low power factor
  • Benefits of high power factor
  • Definition of Power and Energy


Section 2    Power triangle

  • Definition of real power
  • Definition of apparent power
  • Definition of reactive power
  • Calculations for apparent power, real power and reactive power
  • Calculations for power factor


Section 3    Problems caused by low power factor

  • Electricity costs (demand & consumption charges)
  • Electrical resource utilization
  • Voltage quality – sags
  • Power system losses


Section 4    What causes low power factor & what is my power factor?

  • AC induction motors
  • DC motors drives
  • Transformers
  • How to determine PF based upon utility bills
  • How to estimate your Power Factor


Unit 5    Methods used by utilities to charge for low power factor

  • kW demand plus PF adjustment
  • kVA demand charge
  • kVAR demand charge


Day Two


Section 6    What causes low power factor & how can you improve it?

  • AC induction motors
  • DC motors drives
  • Transformers
  • Reduce the amount of reactive power
  • Motor sizing (HP, eff, PF)
  • Reduce motor idling
  • PF capacitors


Section 7    Calculations for power factor correction

  • Minimum PF capacitor requirements
  • Calculate maximum PF capacitor requirements
  • Optimize capacitor selection


Section 8    Power Factor correction equipment

  • Capacitor switched with motor
  • Fixed PFC bank
  • Automatic PFC system
  • Detuned PFC systems


Section 9    Precautions when using PF capacitors

  • Harmonic flow into capacitors
  • Parallel harmonic resonance
  • Series harmonic resonance
  • Preventive maintenance


Section 10  Capacitor application considerations

  • Temperature, voltage, current limitations
  • Voltage boosting
  • Capacitor switching
  • Capacitor ratings
  • Useful capacitor measurements and calculations





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 $599 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $100 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $499 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $599, and get a 4th registration FREE!

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 1.2 CEUs.

Live Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Power Factor 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