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Power Factor Correction (PFC) Design & Application

Date: Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Speaker: Bill Russell, SRP

Topic: "Power Factor Correction (PFC) Design & Application"

Most utilities have some sort of power factor (PF) rate adjustment to encourage customers to maintain a reasonably high PF. Bill will be discussing how SRP's Power Quality group helps customers solve their power factor problems through the optimal installation of Power Factor Correction (PFC). His talk will cover the step-by-step process of building a case for investing in power factor correction, including lessons learned.

Speaker Bio:
Bill Russell is an electrical engineer in the Power Quality Services group at SRP, a utility serving the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bill performs power quality studies and investigations for disturbance-sensitive customers. He also instructs courses such as Grounding and Bonding for Safety and Performance, Power Quality for Electricians and Technicians, Understanding Power Factor, Harmonics, and Power Quality for Small Businesses.

Prior to joining SRP, Bill worked as a consulting engineer for Power Quality Engineering where he conducted power quality studies and designed mitigation solutions. He also spent 21 years working in the field of electronics and avionics. In this capacity, Bill designed and developed radar systems as well as supervised teams throughout the world on various airframes such as the SR-71 and RF-4C.

Bill received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northrop University in Southern California and is currently a member of the Arizona Power Quality Association.