# Improved power factor effect on national grid

I was wondering what the effect would be on the national grid for if a large power consumer was to improve its power factor.

I know that it would reduce demand but is there any other effects?

• By "plant" do you mean a generating plant or a power consumer? May 9 '20 at 21:09
• power consumer . May 9 '20 at 21:09
• then I'm editing your question to say exactly that,"plant" is at the very least ambiguous. May 9 '20 at 21:10
• Yes, the voltage drop on the lines would reduce due to the reduced current. Voltage would rise at the consumer's site. Why are you asking? May 9 '20 at 21:10

• "many of the cheap import products not using power factor correction": [citation needed]; at least in the EU, you have golly little option but to implement PFC if you want to import. May 9 '20 at 21:30