Rio Grande Electric Cooperative Load Study
TXUE performed two separate studies for the analysis of residential loading. One study identifies an accurate methodology to calculate load when all of the necessary load information is available regarding appliance sizes for a residential unit. The study is based on a combination of TXUE's internal research and information obtained from the National Electric Code. This study also provides estimates of appliance loads based on residential unit size for situations where the required load information is not provided. The second study was conducted for situations where little or no information is provided when calculating loads for new developments. From this study, TXUE has created a table to calculate load based on square footage and number of units. This table is based on Multipliers that have been carefully formulated based on loading assumptions in various scenarios. This table also takes into consideration diversity factors in situations where load is being calculated for multiple units.