Diversity factor

Author(s): H. B. Gear
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 1910
Volume: 29
Page(s): 1,365 - 1,374
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1910.6660566



In the distribution of electricity for lighting and power purposes over a large city, the maximum demand of the day upon the distributing system varies from day to day during the week, and from month to month during the year. The varying length of the day due to changing seasons, the habits of the population served, and the character of the district, whether residence, mercantile or manufacturing, combine to produce this situation.