Jacques Schonek

Jacques Schonek

Jacques Schonek graduated from the University of Toulouse, France, with a doctorate in Electrical Engineering. He took part in the development of Telemecanique variable-speed drives from 1980 to 1995. He was subsequently in charge of studies in the field of Harmonic Filtering and Electrical Distribution architectures and later in charge of developing solutions for the Water segment of Schneider Electric. He was also responsible for Knowledge Management for the Power Factor Correction line of business of Schneider Electric.

Some figures about renewable energy

  Production factor of renewable energies Newspapers and the Net are full of reports about the installation of wind and solar farms, all over the world. Good news! The electricity… Read more »

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What are the most important electrical parameters to monitor for a better Energy Efficiency?

Monitoring of electrical parameters is a key element in any Energy Efficiency approach. Implementation of monitoring equipment is the first step of this kind of approach, as it makes an… Read more »


KVAR, kVAr, … or kvar?

Who never wondered which symbol to use for reactive power? You can find in brochures, technical papers or even on display of monitoring equipment all the possible combinations: KVAR, kVAr,… Read more »

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How big are Power line losses?

Electricity has to be transmitted from large power plants to the consumers via extensive networks. The transmission over long distances creates power losses. The major part of the energy losses comes… Read more »


How to illustrate "Reactive Power"?

In an electrical circuit, the active power P is the real power transmitted to loads such as motors, lamps, heaters, computers … The electrical active power is converted into mechanical… Read more »

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Did you know that it is possible to save CO2 by connecting capacitors to the electrical networks?

By improving the power factor in an electrical circuit, capacitors can directly curb CO2 emissions. It’s a fact. If you connect capacitor banks to your electrical network you save energy and reduce… Read more »