This is the power drawn by a resistive load, e.g. a heater element in a kettle, and has a power factor of 1. (unity power factor, cos F=1, 1.0pf or pf=1) Reactive Power, measured in Volt Amperes reactive (VAr’s). This is the power drawn by a reactive load (a load with a winding around a core), e.g. an electro-magnet, and has a power factor of 0.