This property sets/gets the load kW. Normally, you would enter the maximum kW for the load for the first year and allow it to be adjusted by the load shapes, growth shapes, and global load multiplier.


% Create DSS object

DSSObject = actxserver('OpenDSSEngine.DSS')

if ~DSSObject.Start(0),

                    disp('Unable to start openDSS');



DSSText = DSSObject.Text;

DSSCircuit = DSSObject.ActiveCircuit;

% Compile a model        

DSSText.Command = 'Compile C:\myPath\myModel.dss';

DSSLoads = DSSCircuit.Loads;

% activates the first load on the list

i = DSSLoads.First;

% gets the base kW for the active load

mykW = DSSLoads.kW;