9. Power Factor Improvement

  1. Abdelhay A. Sallam and
  2. Om P. Malik

Published Online: 8 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch9

Electric Distribution Systems

Electric Distribution Systems

How to Cite

Sallam, A. A. and Malik, O. P. (2011) Power Factor Improvement, in Electric Distribution Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470276822

Online ISBN: 9780470943854



  • power factor improvement - and power factor for common devices;
  • shunt compensation, improving pf of installation (compensation) - economic and technical advantages;
  • compensation of installation, in a four-step determination - with compensation modes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Shunt Compensation

  • Need for Shunt Compensation

  • An Example

  • How to Determine Compensation