The diversity factor is always:
- Less than 1
- Equal to 1
- Greater than 1
- None of the above
Correct answer: 3. Greater than 1
Diversity factor is defined as ratio of sum of individual maximum demands to maximum demand on power station.
Diversity factor = Sum of individual maximum demands/Max demand on the power station
Since the sum of individual maximum demands is always higher than the maximum demand on power station the diversity factor is always greater than 1.