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The Value of Volt/VAR Technologies

The Value of Volt/VAR Technologies

This is the first of two education modules on volt/VAR technologies. Read the second here. The world consumes an enormous amount of electricity, some of which is lost on its way from where it is generated (e.g., power plants and wind farms) to where it is used (e.g., homes and businesses). The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, every year in the U.S., about six percent of the electricity that is transmitted and distributed is lost. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates…

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