TariffTransactions by Instant?

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TariffTransactions by Instant?

Oliver Röss
Hi,

quick question: why are TariffTransactions related to Instant, and not to Timeslot? By default, shouldn't there be only one TariffTransaction per Timeslot? So why relate it to Instant?

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Oliver
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Re: TariffTransactions by Instant?

grampajohn
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Oliver Röss wrote
why are TariffTransactions related to Instant, and not to Timeslot? By default, shouldn't there be only one TariffTransaction per Timeslot? So why relate it to Instant?
Two answers:

- There can be a large number of TariffTransactions in any given timeslot. These can include tariff publication fees, new tariff subscriptions (with their signup fees/bonuses), subscription withdrawals, energy usage, and the fixed periodic fees from customers.

- Currently, the clock advances once/timeslot, so the Instant value is constant during a timeslot. But this is just a parameter, and there are arguments that the clock should advance more than once/timeslot; . So we decided that energy usage should be measured by clock-tick, rather than simply by timeslot.

Does this help?

John