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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.

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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)
  • 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
Session 1: Introduction & Definitions 

  • Energy, Power & Power Factor    
  • Apparent, Real & Reactive Power    
  • Total Power Factor    

Session 2: Problems caused by Low Power Factor

  • Electricity costs    
  • High current and kVA    
  • Voltage sags    
  • Infrastructure costs    

Session 3: What is your Power Factor?
What is it?

  • utility bills
  • measurement
  • waveforms
  • estimation


What causes it to be low?

  • Electrical equipment & typical PF
  • Typical PF for facilities


Session 4: Improve your Power Factor    

Add capacitance    
1)    Minimum capacitance to add
2)    Maximum capacitance to add

Thumb Rules    

  • Calculate savings/ROI    

Session 5: Locating PF Correction  

  •  Benefits of capacitors    
  • Options for locating capacitors    
  • Harmonics and Harmonic resonance    

Session 6: Application Issues    

  • Capacitor switching    
  • Voltage rise    
  • Harmonics    
  • Detuned capacitors    





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.

Click Here to download a $50 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $199 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $249, 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 0.6 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