The question is an odd one and is central to the analogy we use to explain what consumption efficiency is and how it affects our power bill in our new video: Consumption Efficiency Explained. When it comes to driving a vehicle we simply buy fuel and drive. Exactly how far we go on that fuel is based on the vehicle driven. Meaning, efficiency, or fuel economy, is our own problem and is based primarily on the vehicle we choose to drive and how fuel-efficient it is. If we paid per mile instead we wouldn’t really care about fuel economy and it would be the oil company’s problem.
Electricity is billed by the amount of work it produces, but an inefficient electric motor is not penalized directly, but rather indirectly, spread around to each ratepayer. The more leverage a motor uses, the less efficiently it consumes electricity. This is a common occurrence in most industrial and commercial motors currently in operation. It would be costly to require those businesses to replace motors with more efficient ones.
A better solution would be to implement Phase Angle Synchronization (PAS) systems by Tripac Systems, and brought to you by Vortex Green Energy, a dba of Vortex Brands Co. Why? Because PAS allows those industrial and commercial customers to keep their high leverage motors since PAS recycles leverage power and thereby improves consumption efficiency without replacing costly equipment.
That is good for the power company because it lowers their generation requirements and maintenance costs of the grid. It is good for industrial and commercial customers because they are not forced to replace expensive equipment. Plus, it is good for all ratepayers since lowering the power company’s costs of inefficiency should ultimately lower everyone’s bill.