Tool to Calculate the Factor for an Electricity System Vocab

 Power plant/unit
 A power plant/unit is a facility that generates electric power. Several power units atone site comprise one power plant, whereby a power unit is characterized by the fact that it can operateindependently of the other power units at the same site. Where several identical power units (i.e. with thesame capacity, age and efficiency) are installed at one site, they may be considered as one single powerunit.
 Grid power plant/unit
 Power plant/unit that supplies electricity to an electricity grid and, if applicable,to specific consumers.
 Off-grid power plant/unit
 Power plant/unit that supplies electricity to specific consumers through adedicated distribution network which is not used by any other power plants. For a power plant to becategorized as off-grid, the following conditions need be fulfilled:(i) A grid (or grids) capable of supplying power to the specific consumer(s) to which the off-gridfacility is connected must exist;(ii) The off-grid facility is not connected to the grid(s) and cannot supply power to the grid(s),but only to the consumer(s) to which it is connected;(iii) Under normal conditions, the consumer(s) are supplied their power requirements from thegrid only, i.e. the off-grid plant(s) which are connected to the consumer(s) are standby on-sitefacility(ies) that are only used when power supply from the grid fails (or in many cases, whenthe quality of power supply to the end-user is below acceptable quality);(iv) To ensure a sound shift from the grid supply to the off-grid supply the consumer have inplace a change-over-switch system (which may be manual or automatic).
 Net electricity generation
 refers to the difference between the total quantity of electricity generated bythe power plant/unit and the auxiliary electricity consumption (also known as parasitic load) of the powerplant/unit (e.g. for pumps, fans, controlling etc).
 Grid/project electricity system
 is defined by the spatial extent of the power plants that are physicallyconnected through transmission and distribution lines to the project activity (e.g. the renewable powerplant location or the consumers where electricity is being saved) and that can be dispatched withoutsignificant transmission constraints.
 Connected electricity system
 is an electricity system that is connected by transmission lines to the projectelectricity system. Power plants within the connected electricity system can be dispatched withoutsignificant transmission constraints but transmission to the project electricity system has significanttransmission constraint.