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baseload

[′bās‚lōd]
(electricity)
Minimum load of a power generator over a given period of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The plant, which will provide baseload power to Zamboanga City and nearby areas, is expected to begin operations in 2023.
SRPI Project Manager Engineer Archimedes Donato similarly indicated that "the people of Zamboanga City and nearby areas can look forward to state-of-the-art baseload power plant right here in the city to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity.
Once operational, the plant will play a crucial role in providing baseload power to Zamboanga City and stabilizing power supply in the Zamboanga peninsula.
'Notwithstanding the ongoing requirement for new reliable baseload generation to support the fast-growing Philippine economy, we believe that the time is right to focus on building our green energy capacity and we intend to be a key player in this expanding sector,' Singson said.
Write the authors, "Nimble generation with low capital, but high marginal, cost is complimentary to renewable energy, while high capital cost baseload plants are not.".
Because electricity markets are not structured to reflect these changes in technology and policy, these factors reduce the profitability of many existing baseload electricity plants, particularly nuclear power plants.
Cost effectiveness of wind generation is calculated on average wind energy, and the need for baseload recognised.
Lester is correct that a carbon price could help make existing nuclear plants more profitable in merchant markets subject to unstable wholesale prices, but more direct and tactical support for low-carbon baseload power is needed.