maximum demand


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maximum demand

[′mak·sə·məm di′mand]
(electricity)
The greatest average value of the power, apparent power, or current consumed by a customer of an electric power system, the averages being taken over successive time periods, usually 15 or 30 minutes in length.

maximum demand

1. The greatest load, 3 delivered to an electric system over a definitely prescribed time interval.
2. The greatest flow of water (or waste discharge) for all the fixtures in a plumbing system in a building during a definitely prescribed time interval.
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The joint ATM/info points would be placed in busy areas to ensure maximum demand for both services.
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We are very close to our maximum demand right now,'' said Katherine Kelly, chief of the State Water Project planning department.

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