This property sets/gets the load kvar. Assumes kW has been already defined.  Alternative to specifying the power factor.  Side effect:  the power factor and kVA is altered to agree.


% 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 kvar for the active load

mykvar = DSSLoads.kvar;