Probably a silly question, but I am coming across terms like reactive power load and reactive power source in some articles in web. Does it matter if a reactive component is a source or load? Say between an inductor in induction motor and coils in synchronous generator, is there any difference in the way they work?
Also, direction of current tells if a component is load or source in DC. How to get similar sense in AC, and understand if something is load or source?