Seasonal Loading Equivalents

The Transformer Owning Cost Software (TOCS), the Transformer Loading Analyzer (TLA) in the DSTAR Toolbox, and many other software packages for transformer thermal loading analysis base their representation of annual variations in load and ambient temperature on a four season method with typical load and temperature patterns within each season. Should the "seasons" be summer, winter, spring, and fall ?

This project will develop guidelines and algorithm for dividing the year into loading "seasons" which provide best use of loading program's capability.

Tagged: P10-8, P8, Industry Perspectives / White Papers, Engineering Guidelines, Engineering Analysis Software, Economic Analysis, DER Impact