peak demand


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peak demand

The maximum rate of consumption of water or electric power that a utility provides a customer.
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That reserve capacity alone is more than enough to power 1 million homes during peak demand.
A retail electricity supplier (RES) refers to any person or entity authorized to sell, broker, market or aggregate electricity to the 'contestable' market which consists of a group of end-users who have an average peak demand of one megawatt (MW) for 12 months before the start of retail competition.
But in a new "myth-buster" document, National Grid said such a situation was an "outlier", and more likely scenarios predicted much lower extra peak demand by 2040.
But in a new "myth-buster" document, National Grid said more likely scenarios predicted much lower extra peak demand by 2040.
Under the alliance agreement, Eaton will offer AES' Advancion energy storage platform as the core of its grid-scale, integrated energy storage systems to help manage grid stability and peak demand infrastructure.
A unique circumstance has overwhelmed the power sector this year as it was the first time that peak demand in electricity had shifted away from summer months.
However, peak demand growth, under the demand forecast, is expected at about 11 per cent per annum, from 4,455 megawatt in 2013 to 9,133 megawatt in 2020.
Load management is a growth industry in which utilities pay nonresidential ratepayers to shed kilowatt hours of electrical energy and shave kilowatts from their peak demand (which in some occupancies, is the greater of the two).
The once supportive benefits of serving air-conditioning load have turned into a cost and reliability burden, leaving utilities with the need for generation capacity sitting idle until needed to meet just a few hundred hours per year of peak demand created, in large part, by air-conditioning loads.
To combat these increasing demands, utilities offer incentives to customers that can shift peak demand to non-peak times or reduce peak loads when notified by the utility that the demand on the grid is close to capacity.
The peak demand for electricity will rise in the next few years because of high temperatures and economic and population growth, ERCOT's news release said.
5 percent short of estimated peak demand during the month when winter heating demand is the highest, government sources said Monday.