The Utilities Should Stop The Lies

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Transcript The Utilities Should Stop The Lies

Let’s Stop The Lie
About Energy Savings
The Utilities Should Admit The Truth
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 THIS VIDEO IS CALLED LET’S STOP THE LIES
 THE FRONT HALF OF THE PRESENTATION CONTAINS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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 Power is 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
Big Power
Little Power
 Solar
 Nuclear
 Hand?
Power Distribution
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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)
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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 rootmean-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
 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.
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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.
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°
(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 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
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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