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Publication Citation: Regarding Electric Energy Savings, Power Factors, and Carbon Footprints: A Primer

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Author(s): Martin Misakian; Thomas L. Nelson; William E. Feero;
Title: Regarding Electric Energy Savings, Power Factors, and Carbon Footprints: A Primer
Published: October 31, 2009
Abstract: A short primer is presented which describes the underlying physical theory of certain devices that reduce the current drawn from power distribution lines by improving the power factor of residential electric circuits. A brief discussion is provided of the associated energy savings, change in power factor, and reduction of carbon footprint.
Citation: NIST TN - 1654
Pages: 8 pp.
Keywords: carbon footprint; electric energy; power factor
Research Areas: Electric Power Metrology
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