The Most Confusing Part of the Power Grid

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What the heck is power factor?
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Geomagnetic storms aren’t the only thing that can make the grid behave in funny ways. There are devices even in your own home that force the grid to produce power and move it through the system, even though they aren’t even consuming it.

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