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3.17 Power Factor

Unless otherwise agreed, You shall at all times ensure that the Power Factor of any import of electricity from, or export of electricity to, UK Power Networks’ Distribution System through the Connection Point is maintained (unless otherwise required by the UK Power Networks for operational reasons including any requirements placed upon it pursuant to the CUSC or the Grid Code) so that;

  • During any flow of Active Energy Import from the Distribution System to Your Installation there is never a Reactive Energy Export to the Distribution System and that the flow of electricity through the Connection Point is only with a Reactive Energy Import from the Distribution System and is at or as near to unity power factor as practicable, but in any case no less than 0.95 power factor

  • During any flow of Active Energy Export from Your Installation to the Distribution System there is never a Reactive Energy Export to the Distribution System and that the flow of electricity through the Connection Point is only with a Reactive Energy Import from the Distribution System and is at or as near to unity (or other specified) power factor as practicable, but in any case no less than 0.95 power factor.

  • Your equipment should be able to operate across a power factor range between 0.95 lead and 0.95 lag.


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