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.
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Peak clipping is fundamentally a non linear distortion.
The main strategies of load curve modifying enabling to defer capacity addition, minimize average losses and increase utilization are peak clipping, valley filling and load shifting, which are normally used in conjunction.
5] The electronics' basic audiologic features are provided by a flexible, digitally programmable, three-channel AGC system with a peak clipping function.