Power Factor Correction

This page provides information about the Power Factor Correction Energy Savings Formula (PFC).

About this method

The Power Factor Correction (PFC) method applies to activities that result in electricity savings at a site from the installation of Power Factor Correction equipment.

The Electricity Service and Installation Rules of NSW require that power factor for any site to be above 0.9 lagging. As such, the energy savings certificates calculation is only based on power factor corrections between 0.9 to a maximum of 0.98.

Using the PFC method

Method Guide

The requirements for this method are presented in the Method Guide below.

Method Guide: Power Factor Correction369.2KB PDF FileV3.1 May 2017
The Method Guide provides information required to conduct activities using this method of the ESS Rule. This version was published following amendments to the ESS Rule in April 2017

Template Nomination Form

The Energy Savings Scheme Rule of 2009 allows an original energy saver to nominate an Accredited Certificate Provider as the energy saver in relation to the implementation of a recognised energy saving activity at a particular site. Such a nomination must be in the form and manner approved by the Scheme Administrator. Templates for nomination forms can be found on the Templates page.