Let’s Stop The Lie About Energy Savings The Utilities Should Admit The Truth www.RadioWorksRFConsulting.com (561) 969-9245
THIS VIDEO IS CALLED LET’S STOP THE LIES THE FRONT HALF OF THE PRESENTATION CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIES THAT THE UTILITIES PREACH ABOUT ENERGY SAVINGS THE SECOND HALF OF THE PRESENTATION CONTAINS A SHORT PRIMER ON POWER GENERATION AND CONSUMPTION SO THAT YOU CAN SELF REVIEW THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELVES WHAT THE PUBLIC DOES NOT REALIZE IS THAT THE ELECTRIC UTILITIES HAVE BEEN LYING TO US FOR MANY YEARS ABOUT SAVING ENERGY. THIS IS A BOLD STATEMENT AND I AM SURE THAT WHEN YOU REPEAT THIS SENTENCE, THAT MANY THINGS COME TO MIND BUT THE LIE WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS THE ONE THAT CENTERS AROUND SAVING KILOWATT, OR KW CONSUMPTION. THE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES HAVE BEEN BRAIN WASHING THE WORLD TO BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY SAVINGS THAT IS QUOTE – UN QUOTE – REAL,,, IS TO SAVE KILOWATT CONSUMPTION.
YES, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SAVING IN KILOWATT CONSUMPTION IS A REAL SAVINGS BUT THE LIE PART IS THAT THE UTILITY WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY SAVINGS IS THIS KILOWATT PART. THIS IS THE LIE YES, AS I MENTIONED, YOU CAN AND WILL SAVE ENERGY AND REAL DOLLARS ON YOUR ELECTRIC UTILITY BILL BY SAVING KW CONSUMPTION BUT IT IS THE LIE OF THE CENTURY THAT KW IS THE ONLY FORM OF SAVINGS WHAT WE NEED TO BRING TO LIGHT AND FORCE THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY TO ADMIT SINCE THEY ALREADY PRIVATELY RECOGNIZE AND USE THIS IS THE VERY VERY REAL SAVINGS TO BE GAINED BY BOTH THE UTILITY AND THE CONSUMER IN KVA REDUCTION THE UTILITIES WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY FORM OF CONSUMPTION IS THESE KILOWATTS, OR KW. THEY DO NOT WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT THE CONSUMPTION OF WASTED ENERGY IN THE MEASURED UNITS OF KVA HAVE ANY GREEN VALUE. LET US LOOK AT WHY THIS SCENARIO EXISTS
IN THE UNITED STATES, WE GENERALLY HAVE ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO COVER OUR NEEDS. EXCEPT IN RARE CIRCUMSTANCES OF TREMENDOUS USAGE IN VERY HOT OR COLD WEATHER, THE UTILITY GRID CAN BOTH GENERATE AND TRANSPORT ENOUGH ENERGY TO KEEP THE BILLING MACHINE RUNNING. IN A COUNTRY LIKE SOUTH AFRICA THE SCENARIO IS EXACTLY REVERSED. THE UTILITY GRID IS NEITHER CAPABLE OR ABLE TO GENERATE ALL OF THE ELECTRICITY THAT THEY PRESENTLY NEED AND EVEN IF THEY COULD GENERATE THIS POWER, THE GRID INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT CAPABLE OF DELIVERING IT TO THE PUBLIC. WITH THIS DIAMETRIC POSITION, THE PLAYING FIELD IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE LIE HERE AGAIN IS THE LIE
INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERS OF ELECTRICITY USE THIS VALUABLE RESOURCE IN BOTH KW AND KVA MODES. LET US UNDERSTAND WHAT DEVICES IN THE FACTORIES, BUSINESSES AND HOMES USE THIS ENERGY. MACHINES AND APPLIANCES THAT ARE PURELY RESISTIVE LIKE OVENS, STOVES, CLOTHES IRONS, AND HEATERS ONLY USE ENERGY IN THE FORM OF KILOWATTS, OR KW MACHINES WITH MOTORS, TRANSFORMERS, LIGHTING BALLASTS, AND COMPUTER TYPE POWER SUPPLIES ALL USE ENERGY IN BOTH THE KILOWATT AND KVA MODES THE KVA IS NEEDED TO MAKE THE MAGNETIC FIELDS THAT RUN THESE DEVICES. MOTORS AND OTHER WIRE WOUND COIL DEVICES WASTE BETWEEN 70 PERCENT AND 90 PERCENT OF THIS KVA ENERGY THAT THEY USE. WHAT A SHAME THIS IS TO WASTE SUCH A VALUABLE RESOURCE HERE COMES MORE OF THE LIE
THE UTILITY KNOWS HOW HARD IT IS TO SAVE IN KW CONSUMPTION. THE UTILITY KNOWS THAT THEY THEMSELVES HAVE USED POWER FACTOR CORRECTION SINCE 1925 TO SAVE ON CONSUMPTION AND INCREASE GRID TRANSMISSION CAPACITY. THEY LIE TO US ABOUT THIS SAVINGS LETS ALL REPEAT THE LIE TOGETHER THE UTILITY HAS USED THE SAVINGS FROM POWER FACTOR CORRECTION SINCE 1925 TO SAVE ENERGY, MAXIMIZE TRANSMISSION CAPACITY, AND SAVE THEM MONEY. IF POWER FACTOR CORRECTION REDUCES KVA CONSUMPTION, AND POWER FACTOR CORRECTION SAVES THE UTILITY MONEY, THEN WHY DON’T THEY CREDIT THE CONSUMER FOR THE SAME ACTION? THIS IS PART OF THE LIE
IT IS SO EASY FOR THE UTILITY, AND THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL USERS OF ELECTRICITY TO SAVE ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE FORM OF KVA THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POWER FACTOR CORRECTION LET US LOOK AT THIS LIE SOME MORE THE UTILITY USES SOME KIND OF FUEL TO GENERATE POWER. THIS POWER IS DELIVERED FOR US ALL TO USE AS KW AND KVA. THE UTILITIES USE THIS FUEL VERY EFFICIENTLY TO GENERATE THIS POWER FOR US ALL IF A CITY USES A MILLION WATTS IN KW AND HAS A LOT OF AIR CONDITIONERS AND MOTORS, THE SAME CITY CAN ALSO USE 1.4 MILLION WATTS OF KVA. PROPER POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CAN REDUCE THIS WASTE CONSUMPTION OF KVA BY 70 PERCENT TO 90 PERCENT AND STILL HAVE THE MOTORS RUN PROPERLY. 1.1 MILLION WATTS IS CHEAPER TO GENERATE THAN 1.4 MILLION WATTS
THE UTILITY HAS TO GENERATE THIS WASTE POWER TO LET YOU USE IT. THEY BILL YOU FOR IT AS AN INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEMAND CHARGE AND THE UTILITIES DO NOT WANT YOU TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS AN EASILY MITIGATED WASTE AND THAT YOU ARE BING ROBBED AT PEN POINT EVERY MONTH IF YOU GENERATE YOUR OWN POWER FROM FUELS, SOLAR OR WIND, YOUR METHOD OF GENERATION DOES NOT CARE IF YOU USE MOSTLY KW OR MOSTLY KVA BECAUSE IT IS ALL FUEL. IT TAKES FUEL TO GENERATE THIS POWER AND THE JOKE OF THE LIE IS THAT WHEN YOU BUY POWER FROM THE UTILITY, YOU ARE JUST MOVING THE FUEL TANK FROM YOUR YARD TO THEIRS SO IF IT IS ALL JUST FUEL AND THE JOKE IS ABOUT MOVING THE FUEL TANK FROM YOUR YARD TO THE UTILITIES YARD, AND YOU CAN EASILY AND CHEAPLY SAVE KVA CONSUMPTION,,, WHY DOESN’T THE UTILITY REWARD YOU FOR THIS?
LETS GO BACK TO THE AFRICA SCENARIO. THEY NEED TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION ANY WAY THEY CAN SO THAT THEY CAN AVOID GRID BASED BLACK OUTS. IF THERE IS A BLACK OUT, THEY DO NOT GET TO RUN THE BILLING MACHINE. IT IS CRITICAL THAT THEY RUN THE BILLING MACHINE SO THE UTILITIES THERE ARE PROMOTING POWER FACTOR CORRECTION. THEY WILL PROMOTE THIS TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE IT BENEFITS THE UTILTIY BACK HERE IS THE USA, GRID BASED BLACK OUTS ARE SO RARE THAT THE IMPACT ON BILLING IS NEGLIGIBLE SO THE UTILITIES KEEP THIS DIRTY LITTLE SECRET ABOUT THE TRUTH AND LIES ON POWER FACTOR CORRECTION TO THEM SELVES AND PUNISH US WITH HIGHER RATES AND BILLS, WHILE THEY KEEP RECEIVING GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR BEING SUCH GOOD GUYS LET US ALL BAND TOGETHER AND MOVE TO FORCE THE UTILITIES TO JOIN THE BAND WAGON AND PROMOTE POWER FACTOR CORRECTION AND REWARD THOSE WHO IMPLEMENT IT WITH REAL REBATES AND DIMINISHED ELECTRICAL BILLS. YOU CAN FIGHT BACK BY INSTALLING POWER FACTOR CORRECTION TODAY AND MINIMIZE YOUR KVA CONSUMPTION WHICH REDUCES YOUR BILLED DEMAND CHARGES WHICH WILL REDUCE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL YOU CAN FIGHT BACK BY SHOWING THE UTILITY THAT THEY STEAL FROM US ALL AND THAT MINIMIZING THE CONSUMPTION OF KW IS NOT, I REPEAT NOT, THE ONLY FORM ENERGY SAVINGS AND THAT THEY NEED TO REWARD US FOR IT. HELP TO STOP THE LIE
Understanding Power • The Utilities Lie To Us About Savings • What are the quantities of usage? • How are they measured? • How is this power distributed • Why is saving KW important? • Why is saving kVA important? • Why won’t the Utility reward you for saving energy no matter what form it is in?
Power & Energy • Electric Poweris defined as the rate at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit. When electric current flows in a circuit, it can transfer energy to do mechanical or thermodynamic work. The standard unit of power is the Watt. The unit if measure is the Kilowatt and the magnetic component is the kVA (kilo-Volt-Ampere)
Power Generation • Power may be generated by a variety of methods. • Hydro-electric • Coal • Natural gas • Wind • Solar • Nuclear • Hand? Big Power Little Power
Power Distribution • Electricity in a remote location might be delivered by a simple distribution grid linking a central generator to many homes. • This elaborate system of generation and distribution is supported by the Utility and is designed for the benefit of the utility so that the billing machine can run without interruption • The generation of this electrical power takes fuel • When you buy electricity from the Utility, the fuel supply comes from their yard and is bought by them • When you generate your own electricity, the fuel comes from your yard and is once again bought directly by you • If you use KW and kVA, the Utility must provide it to you and they charge you for it but when you reduce your consumption, you are not rewarded for this • If you use KW and kVA and you generate the power your self, you still need to produce this energy so you can waste or save it • If you save 70% to 90% of the kVA consumption, shouldn’t you be rewarded for it?
Apparent Power (kVA) • Practical loads have resistance, inductance, and capacitance, so both real and reactive power will flow to real loads. Power engineers measure apparent power (S) as the vector sum of real power (P) and reactive power (Q). Apparent power is the product of the root-mean-square voltage and current. Engineers care about apparent power, because even though the current associated with reactive power does no work at the load, it heats Wires, Conductors, Transformers and Generators and must be sized to carry the total current, not just the current that does useful work. Adding the apparent power for the loads will not accurately give the total apparent power unless they have the same displacement between current and voltage. (the same power factor)
Reactive Power • A sinusoidal alternating voltage applied to a purely resistive load results in an alternating current that is fully in phase with the voltage. (1.00PF) In many applications it is common for there to be a reactive component to the system. That is, the systems may possess capacitance, inductance, or both. These electrical properties cause the current to change the phase timing with respect to the voltage: Capacitance tending the current to lead the voltage in phase, and Inductance to lag behind it.
Power Loads (Viewed From Left To Right) • Capacitive loads • Certain types of High Intensity Discharge lighting and cap-start/run motors can contribute to a capacitive load • The current leads the voltage in this type of load • Inductive loads • A transformer or a motor is considered a type of inductive load. • The current will lag the voltage with this type of load.
Power Factor • In a typical AC electric circuit, there is a delay between when the voltage pushes the electrons and when they actually begin to flow (the electrical current). Power Factor is a single number that defines both, how much of a delay there is and, more importantly, what percentage of the current is actually doing work. • In a purely resistive AC circuit, voltage and current waveforms are in step (or in phase), changing polarity at the same instant in each cycle • Where reactive loads are present, such as with capacitors or inductors, energy storage in the loads result in a time difference between the current and voltage waveforms.
Understanding P.F. (Power Factor) An illustration for power factor, showing the voltage, current, and instantaneous power waveforms along with the average power, over a full cycle, when the power factor is unity (pure resistive load) An illustration for power factor, showing the voltage, current, and instantaneous power waveforms along with the average power, over a full cycle, when the current lags voltage by 45° An illustration for power factor, showing the voltage, current, and instantaneous power waveforms along with the average power, over a full cycle, when current lags voltage by 90°
Power Quality Analysis • Industry in recent years has become more aware of the impact of power quality to everyday operations • The analysis and improvements of existing systems has been necessary to implement savings and avoid the lie • Power distribution companies have been improving the distribution system with Power Factor Correction • Large businesses and industrial plants are fined for poor power quality, and not rewarded for good performance • Industrial, Commercial and Residential customers must show the Utility that we know better and want change
Conclusions • Power Factor Correction is no longer just for the Utilities. Ordinary people can finally reduce motor temperatures, increase longevity, increase distribution capacity, have better voltage regulation, eliminate surges, remove power factor & other surcharge penalties & SAVE MONEY! • Electrical Rates are climbing everywhere & “Energy Conservation” & “Going Green“ are today’s important buzz words • Radio Works R.F. Consulting and our partners have integrated a unique way using data analyzers, experience and other industry proven methodologies for determining the amount of capacitance that is needed to optimize inductive equipment, creating an ideal balance for maximum savings • Let’s see how much money can be saved at your Facility as we slow down the electric meters… legally
The Next Step Radio Works R.F. Consulting Has Solutions: • Call the Utility and call your Governmental Representative and share this video to help to force the Utility to admit the Lie and to tell the truth about Energy Savings • Tell your friends that Energy Savings is NOT just a KW kind of thing and that saving kVA reduces your industrial and Commercial demand charges • We need to force the Utilities to admit that they use Power Factor Correction every day to save money and that they should reward us for using it too • Show the Utility that they should not wait until they are out of capacity to generate and distribute energy before they get on the band wagon of savings for our benefit, not just theirs • Call RWRFC with your questions • www.RadioWorksRFConsulting.com (561) 969-9245