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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If the idle reactors of the five companies fail to resume operating, their power-generating capacity is estimated to fall short of maximum demand by 20.1 percent for Hokuriku, 15.3 percent for Shikoku, 9.4 percent for Kyushu, 8.8 percent for Tohoku and 4.3 percent for Kansai.
Due to Monday's relatively lower temperatures in the Kanto region centering on Tokyo, TEPCO forecast about 44 million kilowatts of maximum demand on an electricity supply capacity of 53.1 million kw.
Pmax is defined as the maximum demand in megawatts that a generating unit can reliably sustain for an indefinite period of time.
"The maximum demand has been from people living in areas far from the airport, like Ma'abela and Amerat.
The advertisement and surveillance segment has the maximum demand for airships.
This is even as it noted that some Maximum Demand (MD) customers are still unmetered stressing the need for DisCos to pay attention to MD Meters within their franchise being bypassed and compromised.
Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, he said maximum demand for this year so far, peaked on July 16 reaching 1035MW whereas last year, peak demand was on July 3 at 1095MW.
'The power plants can generate 21000MW to 22000MW at present and maximum demand of electricity in June and July was 23000MW to 24,000MW registering a gap of around 2,000MW,' he added.

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