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Power Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits​​​​​​​

Power Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits​​​​​̴

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 Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits - This 6-hour live online, instructor-led course will provide an understanding of potential equipment interactions often encountered when making energy efficiency improvements as well as methods to avoid common pitfalls.  

Here are some highlights:

  • Replacing motor starter with adjustable speed motor drive
  • LED/high-efficiency lighting upgrade

This course is applicable to electrical industry professionals serving either industrial, commercial and institutional power systms. 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 and a working knowledge of basic algebra. 


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Power Quality in Motor Control Applications

Power Factor Correction Training

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 Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits - Course Outline


1. Efficient & Effective use of Electricity

  • Efficient vs effective use of electricity
  • Common energy efficiency improvements
  • Preparing for energy efficiency improvements
  • Evaluate power factor
  • Beware: false energy savers


2. Convert (across-the-line) Motors to VFDs

  • Potential benefits of VFDs
  • Fan/pump affinity laws = energy savings
  • Improved displacement power factor
  • Power quality concerns for VFDs
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Effects on other equipment (ie: Power factor capacitors)
  • Harmonic resonance
  • Detuned PF capacitors
  • Estimation of Power factor capacitor needs
  • Estimation of current distortion


3. Example

  • (Chiller) Motor starter to VFD retrofit
  • Best practices when converting to VFDs


4. Lighting Retrofits                                                               

  • Typical power quality for LED & CFL
  • Harmonic current distortion
  • Examples of Lamp waveforms
  • Comparison of various 60W equivalent lamps
  • LED driver measurements
  • Potential Problems
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Neutral current (3P,4W systems)
  • Remedies for improved power quality



  • 267 sconces being converted to CFL
  • Factory lighting conversion
  • Office building VFD and LED retrofit
  • Telephone Data-center (time permitting)


Troubleshooting & Best Practices                                                                  



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.

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We can present this Power Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits​​​​​​​ 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.