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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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If we do not proceed at once with base load generator replacement, ie nuclear, coal and gas, the lights will surely go out soon
a high base load as a proportion of the total load will generally result in a lower apparent process load.
The base load information implies that even if no production is taking place in this plant, it will still consume around 152,440 kwh/month.
Fuel cells produce base load electricity giving commercial and industrial customers greater control over their power generation economics, reliability and emissions.
The arrangement will provide UPPCO with up to 90 megawatts of base load service, plus peaking service and load following regulating service for 20 years, from Jan.
With regard to power supply, Santee Cooper is in the process of a substantial base load expansion plan to meet its customers' growth.
Recently we have seen an increase in announced additions of base load power plants, with the clear exception of New England and the mid-Atlantic PJM Interconnection region' added Ellen Lapson, Managing Director, Fitch Global Power team.
Three DFC300MA[TM] power plants form the ultra-clean distributed generation system -- where the fuel cells provide firm 24/7 base load power.
Adjustment's to the plan derive from additional transmission projects requested by ERCOT within BTU's service area (increasing capital expenditures for transmission by about $20 million), an agreement by the TMPA members' regarding the agency's debt strategy, and BTU's continued need for future base load generation.
the power plant continued to generate base load electricity on a secondary fuel supply (propane) when the loss of its primary fuel source (natural gas) was triggered during testing.
These systems, scheduled for installation this summer, will provide clean, efficient and reliable base load electricity and heat for the living and dining quarters of more than 200 marines at the training facility.
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