Hello, I'm an electrician installing a 6-panel QS system. My generator can't supply the entire load (400a) of the house and I'm working with my Lutron vendor to come up with a load shedding scheme. We've been toying with a few ideas, any input and/or advice is much appreciated.
Software implementation: I provide a dry contact to my vendor that closes (or opens if he likes) upon 'trouble' and that would cause certain loads that we deem 'unessential' to become deactivated and locked out from use. Ideally there would be an override by the panels if customer needed/wanted to turn on some of the shed loads. I understand that the Illumination line had something like this; can/should this be implemented in QS software?
Hardware implementation: We map all 'unessential' loads so they are all in the same panel(s) and I put a 100a contactor before each unessential panel and de-energize the panel(s) during 'trouble'. As an aside the transfer switch transfers the full service over, not individual branch circuits hence the contactor is used.
many thanks for your time and responses