Baseload meaning

The minimum amount of electric power that an electric company can deliver over time at a steady rate. Baseload capacity is determined by the kind of stress that electric generating equipment can handle if it is operated on an around-the-clock basis. On a hot day, demand for electricity increases as more people turn on their air conditioning. This demand can overwhelm the baseload, resulting in power surges, blackouts, or grayouts.
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The minimum load on a power station over a standard period.
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