traded on the UK electricity forward market. It comprises 5 megawatts (MW) of baseload power and 5MW of additional power between 0700 hours and 1900 hours UK time on weekdays.
A curve on a chart showing power (kW) supplied (on the horizontal axis) plotted against time of occurrence (on the vertical axis), and illustrating the varying magnitude of the load during the period covered.
The variation in the magnitude of the power load over a daily, weekly or annual period.
a combination of electricity contracts covering a period of weeks or months, which reflects the profile of the daily power requirements of a customer. see also load shape 44
a method of describing peak load demand and the relationship of power supplied to the time of occurrence.
The variation in customer or system demand over a specified period of time (e.g., daily, weekly or yearly).