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Electric load is the load the system must meet. In each time step, HOMER dispatches the power-producing components of the system to serve the total primary load. Click the Electric Load button to open the Electric Load Set up page. The details of a load in a given system are sometimes not available, so HOMER can build (simulate) a load in several ways. After HOMER creates the load, you can edit it in several ways, including modifying individual time steps.


Clicking on the Electric Load would open the following set up page.

Electric Load

You may specify an electric load by choosing one of the three options:


Importing a load from a time series file

Download OpenEI Load Profiles

Creating a synthetic load from a profile

After you have added a load, you may make changes on the Electric Load page. See the Load Profile section of the help.


HOMER Grid will attempt to serve either load during normal operation, however they differ during utility outages. A Non-critical load will not be served during a utility outage. The Electric Load and Non-critical load are identical if your model does not contain a utility outage.

Click the Remove button (red X next to the title) to remove the load from the schematic and model.

Electric Load Remove button





See also

Finding Data to Run HOMER

Non-critical Load

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