Receptacle load

Receptacle load

Refers to all equipment that is plugged into the electrical system, from office equipment to refrigerators.
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More than 50% of the energy used in buildings is consumed by air-conditioning equipment and the remainder is used for lighting and receptacle loads.
Electrical use is sub-metered by separate categories of the HVAC System, lighting and receptacle loads. Additional sub-metering of electrical use by the HVAC System is available at the chiller and each of the variable speed hydronic pumps.
Building Energy Consumption Comparison (Aug 2012 to July 2013) Case Definition Lighting Receptacles HVAC (kWH) (kWH) (kWH) ASHRAE 90.1 Base 158,171 94,188 1,547,038 As-Designed Estimate 119,890 58,381 680,705 Difference from Base -24% -38% -56% Actual Consumption 79,204 34,326 674,585 Difference from 90.1 Base -50% -63% -56% Difference from As-Designed -34% -41% -1% The original lighting and receptacle loads were based on university staff input on projected schedules and usage.
Thus the HVAC loads are wired separately from other general service (GS) load, which primarily consists of lighting and receptacle loads. As a result, both buildings are sub-metered to the level of the HVAC load distribution panel and the GS load distribution panel.