Phase Angle Synchronization (PAS)
Not all electricity generated is consumed. Electric motors that power HVAC, refrigeration, industrial machinery, pumps, and lighting ballasts, consume about 80% of power provided–80% is usable (in-phase) and consumed. The 20% that supplies the leverage to turn the motors (magnetizing current) becomes unusable (out-of-phase) and travels back to the utility or shunted to ground (wasted). This phenomenon contributes to line congestion and appears as demanded electricity. 20%-40% more power is generated and delivered than is consumed.
PAS captures the unusable (out-of-phase) electricity before it travels back to the utility and recycles* it to be usable again (in-phase) to the end-user.
*Recycle is not a term found in any electrical engineering textbook–it is our explanation of the phase-to-phase application of precise capacitance on every cycle without a reactor.
Recycling electricity with PAS technology can:
- Reduce line congestion and increase the reserve margin
- Reduce needed generation capacity by up to 40%
carbonfootprint of the electric utilities—decarbonizing the grid
- Reduce the incidence and economic cost of power outages
- Improve the efficiency of all delivered electricity regardless of fuel source
reliabilityof the grid and free-up capital to invest in the grid
- Extend the life of the grid and protect it from excessive wear and damage
- Create true cost savings net of ~$5,000 per month per system for the utility