Load Factor

  The ratio of average energy demand (load) to maximum demand (peak load) during a specific period.
  The ratio of the average load supplied to the peak or maximum load during a designated period. Load factor, in percent, also may be derived by multiplying the kWh in a given period by 100, and dividing by the product of the maximum demand in kW and the number of hours in the same period.
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  The ratio of the average load to peak load during a specified time interval.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  A percent telling the difference between the amount of electricity a consumer used during a given time span and the amount that would have been used if the usage had stayed at the consumer's highest demand level during the whole time. The term also is used to mean the percentage of capacity of an energy facility - such as power plant or gas pipeline - that is utilized in a given period of time.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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