baseload


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baseload

[′bās‚lōd]
(electricity)
Minimum load of a power generator over a given period of time.
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entered into a power supply agreement (PSA) with Meralco for the sale and purchase of approximately 414 megawatts (MW) of baseload capacity.
It indicated that beyond the gas facility's ability to provide competitively priced baseload power, the asset also offers "an immediate source of replacement power during outages of other baseload plants.
The San Gabriel PSA offers a number of benefits that will enhance the quality of Meralco's power-generation portfolio by providing: (i) competitive dependable baseload capacity; (ii) an immediate source of replacement power during outages of other baseload plants; and (iii) the option for mid-merit supply matched with Meralco's ramping requirement since San Gabriel has the ability to rapidly ramp up and down upon notice.
Given recent weather events that have pummeled the country, and the dramatic collapse of baseload power units in the past decade, Perry thinks it's high time utilities charge for the reliability their units provide.
During the hearing, Senator Manchin elaborated on the importance of ensuring baseload plants are kept online to provide necessary reliability services for U.
As renewable energy is guaranteed grid preference, increasing numbers of existing baseload gas plants operate for as little as 30% of the time and this scares would-be investors looking to secure returns on new capacity.
Baseload Clean Energy Partners continues to build a portfolio of clean energy assets by leveraging the unique advantages of next generation enhanced geothermal energy systems (called EGS), a technology developed by AltaRock Energy.
It will deliver 260 megawatts of reliable, clean, non-intermittent baseload power 24 hours a day to consumers of the central interconnected system.
Nuclear power is also inflexible, providing baseload only.
This international interest, GE said, was due to the technology's ability to provide highly efficient baseload power, and to pair natural gas with renewable energy.
Baseload plants are expected to run 24/7 throughout the year, except for scheduled maintenance.
After they are converted to burn biomass, the capacity will be 50 MW and the plants will be put into continuous, baseload service.