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 noun baseload power Wind and solar have the drag of unreliability. Unless attached to costly batteries they are useless for meeting baseload demand. — Jonathan Fahey
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The report will take a look at baseload energy and grid reliability, with a view to providing strategies for regional energy authorities to modernize their systems and improve reliability.
But others say if the plants shut down as a result of competition from renewable energy sources, the baseload electricity reactors provide would be likely be replaced with carbon-emitting generation.
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