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Creating a Synthetic Load from a Profile

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Creating a synthetic load from a profile is a quick way to generate a load that can be relatively realistic. On the Electric, Thermal, or Hydrogen Set Up page, select an option for Peak Month. If you want the load to have a cyclic annual variation, choose January or July as the peak month. Choosing "None" yields an annual profile that is uniform except for random variation.

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Peak Month: January

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Peak Month: July

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Peak Month: None

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Choose a Profile from the drop-down menu: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Community, and Blank. Blank is an empty template.

Residential

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Commercial

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Industrial

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Community

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These load templates have different default overall magnitudes: 11.35, 2,620, 24,000, and 170 kWh/day, respectively. You can easily scale the average load of any of them to fit your application by changing the value for "Scaled Annual Average (kWh/day)".