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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.
will purchase the four 250 kilowatt Direct FuelCell([R]) (DFC([R])) power plants that have been providing base load electricity and heat to the brewery's production processes during initial operations through a power purchase agreement (PPA).
Santee Cooper's continued need for additional base load units.
This is in contrast to most other regions where major base load capacity additions are unlikely to start operation before 2011.
In addition, the envisioned SOFC-hybrid system is expected to capture 90 percent or more of the system's carbon dioxide emissions for environmentally safe disposal while being cost-competitive with other base load power generating technologies.
The 1 MW power plant, one of three FuelCell Energy megawatt-class sites now running in the state, is classified as an ultra-clean technology under California law and provides virtually 100 percent of Sierra Nevada's base load power requirements.
The facility will use the Direct FuelCell[R] (DFC[R]) power plant to provide base load power around the clock for hotel operations, and will transform the plant's heat byproduct into hot water for the guests, adding to the system's overall operating efficiency.
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