We present recent results from experimental studies of power corrections in the model of Dokshitzer, Marchesini and Webber using data from the process e+e- -> hadrons at several centre-of-mass energies. Fitted O(alpha_S^2)+NLLA QCD predictions combined with power corrections to model hadronisation effects successfully describe differential distributions and mean values of event shape observables. The fit results for the strong coupling constant and the free parameter of the power correction calculations from the various observables are consistent with each other within the uncertainties. The same fits are further employed to study the gauge structure of QCD by additionally varying the QCD colour factors in the fits. The results are consistent with QCD based on the SU(3) symmetry group. A new measurement of the transverse cross section is shown using reanalysed data of the former JADE experiment at DESY and its implications for power correction are discussed.