The maximum of electrical power demand.
- The local power pool, however, offered a demand-response program for cutting peak loads when wholesale power prices got too high.
- It is no longer necessary to outfit towers with capacity for the peak load - capacity that will sit idle during off-peak hours.
- Karl Rabago, managing director at the Rocky Mountain Institute, estimates that these programs in California reduced peak loads by about 1,700 megawatts.
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