Unsurpassed Service And Flexibility

Thunderbyrd strives to provide you with the most cost-effective solution available. Our harmonic distortion filters and shunts are tailored to the harmonic spectrum present in your facility. Our fixed capacitor solutions offer the lowest cost solution where the facility's demand is steady. Thunderbyrd's fully automatic systems continually sense load conditions and automatically brings on line the proper amount of capacitance to raise the power factor above a selectable target. To improve cost-effectiveness, we often combine fixed capacitors and automatic power factor correction systems. We can build in options for additional capacity in anticipation of future plant expansion. For special applications, Thunderbyrd can provide systems that can react instantly to changes in demand, as fast as within 1 cycle (1/60th of a second). Thunderbyrd also offers systems with a fine adjustment level, as low as 2% of the system's total capacity. More frequent and finer adjustments allow these automatic systems to maintain a higher and more consistent power factor.
BOTTOM LINE: Thunderbyrd can design a system for you that is tailored to your facility and optimized for the savings incentives offered by your utility.

WHY DOES YOUR UTIILTY SUPPORT POWER FACTOR CORRECTION? The power industry realizes significant benefits from demand-side power factor correction. Only a portion of the total costs attributed to low power factor is recovered through power factor penalties or kVA-based demand charges. Power factor correction sharply reduces the demand for reactive current which in turn saves fuel, reduces transmission and transformer losses, improves voltage regulation, and increases available capacity throughout the power company's system without additional investment in generation or distribution. Reducing peak current demand can allow the utility to postpone the construction of new generating capacity.
Utilities encourage their customers to correct the power factor of their facilities because it is as an effective way for the utility to improve service to their customers and reduce the cost of providing that service - while improving the utility's competitiveness in a deregulated environment.