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(Electrical Engineering) the maximum load on an electrical power-supply system. Compare base load
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In 2004, California mandated that all regulated utilities must have the ability to curtail at least 5% of their system peak loads by 2007.
Peak loads are measurements of the average total electric demand by consumers for a one-hour period.
But our primary interest is to send it out to our customers to evaluate as a high-quality continuous-power system and also as a means for them to lower their total cost of energy by handling peak loads under performance contracts,'' Carbonara said.
Reducing peak loads during critical demand days is an important focus of Western Power, and being able to dynamically manage this while considering tenant comfort is a key to getting building owners to participate in demand response management programs.
Portions of the building's exterior will be outfitted with photovoltaic cells, expected to generate 5% of the electricity needed during peak loads.
Sequoia's Series 400 is designed to handle the initial year's projected peak loads, said Bob Chiaramonte, TV Answer vice president of information systems, and can be easily expanded to handle projected peak loads through the fifth year.
Heat waves could produce peak loads this summer to rival those of recent years," Whitley explained.
Heat waves in July and August 2006 set New York's top three record peak loads.
Unlike any other technology, GridPoint Utility Solution reshapes the load duration curve (efficiently balancing supply and demand) by deploying stored power during peak periods, reducing customers' peak loads, optimizing existing base-load generation assets and relieving stress on transmission and distribution (T&D) lines.
Process Organized with Efficient Resources) methodology delivers consistent levels of excellence for efficiently managing peak loads and guaranteeing uptime.
During California's heat storm this past July, peak loads on the CAISO system exceeded the historical peak by 10 percent," added Crane.
PLMA selected the KEPCO for recognition because of its tremendous achievements in lowering peak loads on a huge scale at great financial and environmental savings.