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baseload

[′bās‚lōd]
(electricity)
Minimum load of a power generator over a given period of time.
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The Kingdom would need a base load of 40 GW to meet its energy needs, but so far no plan has been set on what energy mix would be used, said Suleiman.
This is nonsense given that the base load electricity demand on the grid system is never less than 25 gigawatts (25,000 megawatts) even in the middle of the night in the summer, and tidal machines cannot possibly meet this demand let alone - on account of their intermittency - the "spinning reserve" provided by the base load generators about which he sneers.
For a typical plant, the base load should lie in the range of 10% to 40% of the average total load.
This is the second training facility this year to select DFC power plants to meet its base load electricity needs and to increase energy security," said FuelCell Energy president and chief operating officer R.
The energy cost for this site consists of a base load of 152,440 kwh and a process load of 1.
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).
8 /PRNewswire/ -- Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) has signed an agreement to purchase base load electric requirements from Northern States Power Company (NYSE: NSP).
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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