I recently gutted an industrial kitchen, replacing several elect appliances with gas, and replacing some 208V appliances with larger 480V appliances. Using article 220-35 to verify the existing service was adequate, I calculated 150kVA (208V) removed from the kitchen and 130kVA (480) installed, for a net reduction in load. According to our local inspector, however, I cannot take credit for any load removed. I must use the maximum demand (last 12 months) times 125% and add the 150kVA of new load! This makes no sense to me!!! My calculations would indicate that I have doubled the kitchen load, when in fact, it has been reduced. Is this tha actual intent of the NEC?!!!