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Average Load Formula

It is defined as the average of all loads that occur on a power station for a given period of time.

Mathematically Average load formula can be linked by the following relation:

Average load (AL) = No of units generated/time Interval (in hours)

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Based on time interval AL can be categorized into three classes:

  • Daily Average load = Units generated in a day / 24 hours
  • Monthly average load = Units generated in a month / Number of hours in a month
  • Yearly average = Units generated in year / Number of hours in a year


Statement: Find the monthly average load of a nuclear power station which generates 5000 MW of power.

MAL = 5000 MW / 720 = (5000 * 1000 kWh) / 720 h = 6944 kW

The AL for the above problem is 6944 kW

  • Since industrial power is measured in kW, convert MW to kW
  • The time interval for both numerator and denominator should be same. In most cases, it counts in an hour (h)
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