Closeup of human hand writing at a conference.The Energy Round Table will host a workshop, Power Quality & Improving Efficiency, with the goal of keeping industrial and manufacturing facilities competitive and productive. The workshop will help industrial and manufacturing customers improve their competitiveness through low-cost power quality (PQ) solutions and efficiency applications. An expert from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will provide information on ways to address facility PQ techniques to be more resilient to power system anomalies.

This event will include an overview of Penelec’s Energy Efficiency Programs and incentives under PA’s Act129, case studies for specific customer applications, and PQ equipment demonstrations.

The program will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr. #1, Erie, PA on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:30am). A full agenda is provided below. This workshop qualifies for three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDH) to attendees interested in continuing education credits and is sponsored by Penelec.


  1. Registration
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Energy Efficiency Overview
  4. The PQ Electrical Environment and Utility Distribution Design
  5. Effects of Voltage Sags on Industrial Equipment (includes demonstrations)
  6. Embedded Solution Approaches through Equipment Design Strategy (w/ demos)
  7. Embedded Solutions through Targeted Power Conditioning (w/ demos)
  8. Relevant Case Studies
  9. Economics of Downtime – Cost/Payback and Net Present Value of PQ
  10. Meet EPRI’s Expert / Q&A (to address facility-specific questions)


Register HERE