Synthetic load profiles

Consumption forecasts based on load profiles

In order to forecast balance groups’ balancing energy demand it is necessary to have actual consumption data, acquired by load profile meters.
However, the technical and administrative costs involved in providing small consumers with load profile meters would be inordinate, so standardised load profiles are assigned to this consumer group. The suppliers’ schedules are derived from these load profiles. Small consumers’ meters are only read once a year, and the second clearing round is performed on the basis of these readings, 14 months after the first.

Every system operator must transmit this metered data for its network to the balance group representatives and APCS, as the information is needed to calculate the deviation of actual consumption from the schedules and balance groups’ load profiles.

For additional information on the various load profiles, select the Rules menu item and see Chapter 6 of the Other Market Rules.