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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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Michael Lundin also stated, "We are excited about the relationship that we have developed with Wolverine Power and look forward to assisting them in the evaluation of a base load power plant on our Calcite property.
It is very complicated to use this type of power in power systems consisting mainly of base load power plants like in Estonia.
But in the long run, Michigan still will need new base load power plants.
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.