# What is load factor in electricity?

It is the ratio of average load and Connected load. or Ratio of average load and Peak load. It indicates the utilization of the Plant. Higher the load factor better the utilization.

### Can a power factor be -23.4?

No, Power factor may not have a magnitude greater than 1. It represents the proportion of power used by the load as compare to the total power delivered to the load. If the load is able to store power, then some of the power delivered to the load will be stored and then returned back to the electricity supply (50 times a second, depending on your grid frequency).

### What is the difference between lagging and leading power factor?

With a lagging power factor the phase of the current lags the voltage, as happens in an inductive load. With a leading power factor the current phase leads the voltage, as happens in a capacitor. A lagging power factor is usually the problem in electricity supply. A load such as a motor with a lagging power factor can have its power factor corrected by placing a capacitor in parallel. The VA rating of the capacitor…

### How do you calculate load factor when plant machinery is connected with two supply source ie one is from govt. electricity board supply and another is from diesel generator set supply?

LOAD FACTOR = AVERAGE LOAD ÷ PEAK LOAD AVERAGE LOAD = KW-HRS (ENERGY) ÷ NO. OF OPERATING HOURS IF THE LOCAL PUBLIC ELECTRIC COMPANY CANNOT SUPPLY A CERTAIN PLANT DURING PEAK HOURS -- THE SOLUTION IS TO USE A SECONDARY PRIME POWER FROM THE ENDUSER TO MEET DEMAND LOAD. IF THE ARRANGEMENT IS 12 HRS. FOR NORMAL POWER AND 12 HRS. FOR GENSET -- THE LOAD FACTOR IS THE SAME IF THE AVERAGE LOAD IS…