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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Measure the base load for all old hydraulic machines and calculate the idling costs of these machines.
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.
Base load power stations, largely coal-fired in South Africa, are designed to operate continuously at a steady load.
The energy cost for this site consists of a base load of 152,440 kwh and a process load of 1.
Base load power can also be supplied by nuclear power stations (like Koeberg in South Africa) and, in countries with abundant water resources, hydro power stations.
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