peak load


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peak load

the maximum load on an electrical power-supply system

peak load

[′pēk ‚lōd]
(electricity)
The maximum instantaneous load or the maximum average load over a designated interval of time. Also known as peak power.
(engineering)
The maximum quantity of a specified material to be carried by a conveyor per minute in a specified period of time.

peak load

The maximum load carried by a device, system, or structure over a designated time period.
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Because electricity planners in the United States often use reserve margins (capacity requirements above forecasted peak load) of 15 to 20 percent, the response of peak load to climate change will translate directly into increases in capital costs, even if the average generation impacts are not large.
Through this campaign, DEWA strives to familiarise customers with methods that contribute to reducing the load on the power grid, such as using their appliances outside of peak load hours.
The campaign encourages the public to cut down on using energy during the peak load period of 12 noon to 6pm in the summer.
Costly fuel is used during the peak period for meeting high peak load.
DEWA is urging Dubai residents to limit the use of household appliances between peak load hours of 12pm-6pm
For the electric utility, variable speed not only improves system energy use, but is smart grid-ready--better able to facilitate peak load reductions through demand response or price response capabilities.
Avoid using electrical appliances and devices during the peak load hours between 12-5 pm.
In order to investigate the influence of this control temperature on household energy consumption and peak load demand, an experiment was carried out on two similar buildings in Karachi.
To date, the Peak Load Reduction Program has reduced statewide load by 504 megawatts of electricity demand and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by over 70,000 tons--the equivalent of removing over 14,000 cars from the road.
The expert 5601QP is equipped with the company's eP digital controller, which is said to accurately control crosshead rates, and calculates peak load, peak stress, average load, minimum load, as well as deflection and stiffness values.
is efficient over its entire driving cycle and retains its efficiency up to peak load.
The purpose of the self-generation incentive is a peak reduction program; anything that reduces peak load helps the state out,'' said Howard Green, SGIP manager for Southern California Edison.