At Alabama Power, we believe the more our customers know, the more empowered they are to make decisions about their power usage.
Our Power Quality team is comprised of Industrial Energy Engineers that should an equipment malfunction or power interruption happen they will identify the source of the problem, diagnose the issue and make recommendations to improve the overall “electrical health” of your facility and/or equipment. That same team can also conduct Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Analysis to help you make decisions about equipment and vendor selection that help you save energy and cut costs.
Power Quality Analysis is another complimentary service we offer to our Industrial and large commercial customers.
- Infrared Scan of equipment to identify hot spots
- Transformer Oil Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA)
- Load monitoring and evaluation of results to determine recommendations for any required corrections.
- Electric process equipment design
- Project Management Installation of designed equipment
If you are having power quality problems with your facility, our engineers can identify the cause and recommend solutions. Complex situations such as harmonics, transients, grounding, voltage sags, swells, flicker and noise are some of the areas where we can be of assistance. This can mean lower maintenance costs, preventing damage to sensitive equipment and improving manufacturing yield and quality.
If you're planning new construction, we can help you evaluate your electrical system so that it will operate in today and tomorrow's electrical environment. The goal is to help you prevent potential power-quality problems that might surface after construction is complete.
Power quality conditioning equipment
We can assist with equipment specifications for an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS) or other power conditioning equipment. We can also provide a sale or leasing alternative to fit your company's budget.
Energy efficiency / Technology / Power quality training courses
Several times a year, Alabama Power offers courses to customers and allies that focus on a wide variety of topics. Past training sessions include:
- Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
- Industrial Welding and Cutting
- Powder Coating and Curing
- Industrial Heating
- Industrial Heat Pumps
- LED Lighting
- Industrial Motors
- Dry Ice Cleaning
- Compressed Air Systems
- Energy Management
For more information on energy efficiency, technologies, and power quality, please see the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).