Power quality refers to the concept of providing acceptable powering and grounding to operate your equipment. Power Quality can be measured in terms of events such as flicker, harmonics, noise, outages, voltage sags, voltage swells, and voltage transients.
Power quality has become an important issue in recent years due to the increase in sensitive equipment used within the home. While service quality has increased over the years, the sensitivity of today's electrical and electronic equipment has increased also.
Even if your service voltage from Bangor Hydro is within acceptable limits, power quality problems can result from within your home. For example, any electric load, such as an air conditioner, which starts and stops, can cause problems for sensitive electronics. Therefore, achieving acceptable power quality requires a combined effort between Bangor Hydro and you.
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