peak clipping

peak clipping

[′pēk ‚klip·iŋ]
(electricity)
Reduction of the maximum demand for electric power from an electrical utility, often achieved by direct control of customer loads by signals directed to customer appliances.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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