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baseload

Line breaks: base|load
Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪsləʊd
 
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Definition of baseload in English:

noun

The permanent minimum load that a power supply system is required to deliver.
Example sentences
  • The Coastal Guardians claim that wind won't displace coal because it isn't a baseload power source, so it won't result in the greenhouse gas emission cuts that the industry claims it will.
  • Phase one of this two-story, 45,000-square-foot facility will feature a combined heat and natural power system that will provide baseload power, as well as steam, high-temperature water and chilled water.
  • At times of critical low inflow, Project Aqua is unlikely to deliver anything, yet it is promoted as an essential contributor to our baseload supply.

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