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Frequently Asked Question

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Last modified by Nick Brooks - 25/01/2012 17:09:20
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Question:
What are Profile Classes?
Answer:
A Profile Class (PC) is a classification of profiles which represents an exclusive category of customers whose Consumption can be reasonably approximated to a common profile for Settlement purposes. There are eight generic Profile Classes, chosen as they represent large populations of similar customers

  • Profile Class 1 Domestic Unrestricted Customers
  • Profile Class 2 Domestic Economy 7 Customers
  • Profile Class 3 Non-Domestic Unrestricted Customers
  • Profile Class 4 Non-Domestic Economy 7 Customers
  • Profile Class 5 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand (MD) Customers with a Peak Load Factor (LF) of less than 20%
  • Profile Class 6 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand Customers with a Peak Load Factor between 20% and 30%
  • Profile Class 7 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand Customers with a Peak Load Factor between 30% and 40%
  • Profile Class 8 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand Customers with a Peak Load Factor over 40%

Profile Classes 5 to 8 are for customers that have Metering Systems that have a maximum demand register. The maximum demand register allows the calculation of a Peak Load Factor which is a ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the annual consumption that would have occurred if the annual peak demand had been maintained for the whole year.
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