Due to the problems low power factor causes the utility, Commercial and Industrial customers with metered power demand greater than 50kW are charged when their power factor falls below 0.95. These charges can be minimal or in many cases substantial. Low power factor can also cause other electrical problems for the consumer including excessive voltage reduction and shortened equipment life.

Ultimately, Lewis County PUD reserves the right to discontinue service to any customer with a power factor of less than 0.8.