Load factor is defined as the ratio between average load and maximum demand. In this post, you’ll learn the formula of load factor with an example.
Mathematically, Load factor = Average Load/Maximum Demand
We can also define load factor as:
Load factor = Units generated in time / (Maximum demand * time)
Example of Load Factor calculation
Example # 1: The average demand at a power station is 5000 kW. Whereas the maximum demand is 8 MW. Find the load factor.
Load factor: 5000 kW/8000 kW = 0.625
Example # 2: A station generates 50*106 units per annum. Find the load factor when the maximum demand is 30 MW.