Baseload

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Baseload

The minimum amount of power an electrical or other utility company must put out in a 24-hour time period to meet estimated demand from its customers. Many companies designate baseload power plants to put out only the baseload because it is less expensive and often safer. These companies also maintain other plants to provide for higher demand as it arises.
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2) shows a base load of 30% of the average total energy use and a process load of 0.
3) shows a base load of 17% of the average total energy use and a process load of 2.
The base load is effectively an energy "overhead" and is generally due to machinery or services being left on with no productive output.
These are often more difficult to achieve than reductions in the base load.
The PCL will have a high base load, a lower than normal process load and high scatter in the results (a low [R.
The base load will be high because processes and services are left on whether the site is producing any product or not.
Base load energy reductions are generally low-cost and easy to make and have rapid payback.