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.
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.