On 04/04/2015 12:11 PM, MDyshel [via Power TAC Developers] wrote:

> Hi all,

>

> I have a question about the distribution fees in the game.

>

> The javadoc for Distribution Transaction says:

> "The kWh is the total energy delivered,which is the sum of the

> positive net load of the broker's customers, and the positive net

> export of energy through the wholesale market. Negative values are

> ignored."

>

> I'm not sure what "positive" means in this case... Does it mean the

> brokers are only charged for the energy they sell to consumption

> customers and the final wholesale balance (I looked at the

> distribution charges a bit, and from what I saw it looks like the kWh

> in distribution charge is the same as total consumption of my

> customers)? I'd appreciate a clarification on this matter.

If your portfolio consumes 6 MW in timeslot n, and produces 3 MW, then

the positive net load is 3 MW. To that we add the final market position

for that timeslot only if it represents a net export of energy, which is

highly unlikely in this scenario. On the other hand, if your portfolio

consumed 3 MW and produced 6 MW, then the remainder would almost

certainly be exported, in which case the net load is also 3 MW. So you

would be charged for 3 MW in both of these scenarios. Balancing actions

can modify these numbers somewhat.

The idea is that you are not charged distribution fees for energy that

is both produced and consumed locally.

Does this make sense?

John