How do I fix my power?
My Power is Bad but the Utility Company says it’s fine.
Most customers that call the Electric Utility Company that are experiencing events do not get any specific helpful information because all the events are happening past the Utility distribution point.
How do I get my Utility Company to Admit the Power is bad?
They won’t. The Electric Utility Company measures it’s voltage and quality of power at the distribution point, way back at the substation as it enters the grid. Therefore as the Utility Provider is concerned the power is good. It does not follow downstream to transformer distribution, or to the distribution points local to the customer. Most customers that call the Electric Utility Company that are experiencing events do not get any specific helpful information because all the events are happening past the Utility distribution point. The Utility Power Industry is also federally regulated. Therefore they are unable to provide any solution referrals to the problem. Their information only shows good power being made at the distribution point which frustrates the customer as it is impossible for them to help. Almost all of these customer instances can be corrected locally with a Voltage Correction Device or Industrial UPS and should not rely on the transmission distribution to get better.
It’s all in the distribution…
Most of the power anomalies that are delivered to a facility from the utility side and derived from the transmission process. The utility always measures it’s voltage at the transmission point. Therefore if you ask the utility why you receiving many of these power issues at your utility entrance, they will not have a good answer for you. It is due to taxing loads in general on the transmission system. Multiple plants in one area drawing loads at different times pull on the utility system. High capacity days of high heat, tax the transmission lines, tax the power distribution to cause rolling brownouts or sags. A Squirrel in a transformer located miles away will affect the entire local transmission area. Weather and mother nature disruptions for certain will cause facility power issues every year.
Have an ICP site survey done to survey your facility and install a power metering device.
When you install equipment that will correct power and hold voltage within your facility, you will be providing your facility with protection against all outside influences of power. Halting wear and tear on other equipment in the facility by having stable voltage and power factor is the goal. The long term positives are lowered operations and maintenance costs by limiting voltage and amperage anomalies inside the facility. It is common to vet these issues by installing a monitoring device at the service entrance of the facility utility power. This is a low-cost method to really understand these issues and to make a proper diagnosis.
We are available to review electrical one-lines, Power Reports, Demand Usage, and any other data on your facility power.
Call your ICP Technical Representative today to discuss options to increase efficiency in your facility and correct our facility power issues!