baseload

noun
base·​load | \ ˈbās-ˌlōd How to pronounce baseload (audio) \

Definition of baseload

: the amount of power made available by an energy producer (such as a power plant) to meet fundamental demands by consumers often used before another nounbaseload powerWind and solar have the drag of unreliability. Unless attached to costly batteries they are useless for meeting baseload demand.— Jonathan Fahey

Examples of baseload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019 Moreover, claims by countries such as Kenya that coal is needed for baseload power are unconvincing. The Economist, "African countries plan to build dozens of coal-fired power stations," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of baseload

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baseload

base entry 1 + load entry 1

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“Baseload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baseload. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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