Load Shape

See also: Analysis View, Demand Analysis, Final Energy Demand Analysis, Final Energy Intensity

The load shape variable is used to specify the seasonal and time-of-day variation in the energy consumption for particular demand technologies.  Data for a load shape vary among the time slices into which each year is divided.  Time slices are defined on the General: Time Slices screen,

The load shape variable is only visible if two conditions are true:

1. You have chosen to include load shapes in your analysis for particular fuels.  You can do this on the General: Scope & Scale screen, and,  

2. Under the high level Load Shapes branch, you have set the System Load Shape variable to the ShapeFromDemand method.

Entering Load Shape Data

You can specify demand load shape data in a variety of ways: