Power Factor correction

Ally Energy and Power Factor Correction Join Forces

Ally is pleased to announce that Power Factor Correction, LLC (PFC) has officially joined the Ally Energy Solutions team. Since 2005, Power Factor Correction has delivered expert PFC services as a part of Rapid Power Management LLC, based in Dallas Texas. Michael Bowman and Michael Pullen of PFC will now lead Ally’s Power Quality business unit as vice president and senior project manager, respectively.

Ally, the PFC team, and RPM will continue to collaborate on Power Factor and Power Quality projects for a diverse client portfolio. This new arrangement will result in more dynamic support and enhanced efficiencies in engineering and project management for clients of both companies. RPM founder JD Dodson will continue to deliver expert supply-side services to RPM and Ally clients’; while the combined Ally and PFC teams will deliver Power Factor services as part of a comprehensive energy and operational efficiency service offering.

“Ally has worked with PFC for many years to create Power Factor savings for our mutual clients. We’re excited to welcome Michael Bowman and Michael Pullen to Ally and add depth to our supply side collaboration with the RPM team.” 

Brian Walterbach, COO, Founder, Ally Energy Solutions

Introducing Michael Bowman, Vice President, Power Quality

Michael Bowman will oversee Ally’s Power Quality efforts with a focus on business development, networking and establishing collaborative relationships with other energy service providers. As a client advocate with a focus on education, Michael’s client engagement methodology revolves around utility bill analysis and illuminating the cost savings that can be achieved with Power Factor Correction.

Focusing on facilities with a 300kW or higher load, Michael says that even though the concepts behind Power Quality (Total Power – KVA, Reactive Power – KVAR and Working Power – KW) can be a little challenging, the savings that can be attained are clear as day. Digging into customer utility bills to uncover the savings opportunities is step one, and typically once facility owners understand how much money they are losing in penalties each month, Power Factor Correction pretty much sells itself.

“Working with Ally is great because everybody in the company is a doer, and everyone on the team is super-efficient and supportive. Ally has an incredible client base, engineering expertise and unbelievable administrative support. We are all ready to turn this into something special.”

Michael Bowman, VP Power Quality, Ally Energy Solutions

Introducing Michael Pullen, Senior Project Manager, Power Quality

Michael Pullen brings fifty years’ experience as an electrical professional to Ally’s Power Quality project management team. During his career, he has served industries ranging from manufacturing, food production, printing and plastics, and his work on Power Factor Correction is informed by years of estimating, purchasing, and general project management.

Michael approaches each PFC project from the viewpoint of the customer, putting cost savings at the forefront of all efforts. He believes the partnership between Ally and PFC will be beneficial to the team and, beneficial to the client.

“There’s more support for us with such a dynamic crew. With the caliber of staff and the ability of Ally’s IT department to help us research and identify opportunities, we’re able to focus on our unique capabilities and duties without getting sidetracked or bogged down, which can happen when you have to wear multiple hats.”

Michael Bowman, Senior Project Manager, Power Quality, Ally Energy Solutions

Power Factor Correction Can Help Facilities Save Big on Utility Costs

Under many utility bill structures, when the Power Factor for a facility is below a defined threshold, the utility company will charge a fee for non-working power, often referred to as a “Power Factor Penalty.” Power Factor Correction is achieved through the installation of on-site energy capacitors that supply the facility’s reactive power and minimize the gap between power being delivered and power being used. This brings down utility costs and eliminates Power Factor Penalties, which can amount to thousands of dollars per month depending on the size of the facility.

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