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Power Quality

Sophisticated motors, drives and other electrical devices in today’s workplace require a high level of power stability. When dealing with sensitive, high-tech equipment, even the slightest disruption in electrical service can result in costly production delays.

If your operations suffer from unpredictable power disturbances that result in downtime, lost data, equipment damage or other adverse outcomes, we can help.

Our Power Quality service will:

  • Identify electrical problems at your facility
  • Determine the causes
  • Recommend cost-effective solutions
When motors stall, circuit breakers trip, lights flicker or computers lock up, it could be signaling a power quality issue within your facility.

Many power-related operating problems originate from the customer’s side of the meter. Most minor issues can be solved quickly and simply. Others more subtle in nature may require more in-depth analysis. Whatever the case, our community-owned utility is here to assist.

If you are experiencing an energy-related problem, give us a call. We’ll meet with you to gather the facts and discuss your concerns.

We’ll develop a plan to collect the data needed to improve the electrical performance of your operations. Using sophisticated monitoring equipment, our power quality specialist will analyze the data and discuss various approaches to solving your power quality issue.

In circumstances where you may be experiencing problems as a result of disturbances on our system, we’ll keep you informed as we work to quickly remedy the situation.

When the problem is rooted within your facility, we will assist your staff or electrical contractor in devising a plan to correct the matter. Or, if you need help identifying someone to do the work, we can even provide a list of qualified experts in the area.

Even if you are not currently experiencing power quality problems but would simply like more information on power quality issues for planning purposes, consider giving us a call. We have useful information available at no cost to you, as well as other resources that you may wish to use or purchase.

Although we can't guarantee any customer there will never be power outages, we can work with you to indentify and analyize power quality issues that may be affecting your facility.

Power Factor Correction Service

A good Power Factor goes unnoticed, but a poor Power Factor can affect your energy efficiency and, ultimately, your cost. Power factor correction services help utilities reduce lagging power factor penalties, lower line losses and increase system capability.

Infrared Testing

Electrical connections are constantly heating and cooling causing them to eventually loosen. Loose connections eventually fail. Failed connections cost you money.

Waunakee Utilities can provide infrared testing of your facility to help identfiy "hot" connections before they fail alowing you to make repairs at your convenience. We work with a local contractor with expertise and experience in conducting these tests to check our distribution system.

We can make this service available to you. We do charge for this service. For more information about power quality issues, contact us at 849-8111.