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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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Finnish ship power supplier and decentralized power generation systems provider Wartsila Corporation said on Monday (8 November) that it had received an order from the Canadian oil and gas company Nexen for a base load power plant for its Bashair Al Khair-A oil field in Yemen.
As America electrified, the increasing demand for energy drove the need for larger base load power plants.
It is very complicated to use this type of power in power systems consisting mainly of base load power plants like in Estonia.
These plants are base load power plants and 93% of the electricity, consumed in Estonia, is generated by them.
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.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-24 September 2004-Wartsila Corporation supplies two gas-fuelled base load power plants in Turkey(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
The Federation agreed that delays in the clearance process has a significant impact on the development of base load power plants, which could produce reliable power 24/7.
To address this need, the Philippines would need 70 percent base load power plants, 20 prcent medium range power plants and 10 percent peak load power plants, said Fuentebella.
GPA's base load power plants on the basis of historical consumption, would burn nearly 3,000,000 barrels of oil a year.