baseload

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noun base·load \ˈbās-ˌlōd\

Definition of baseload

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of baseload

1base + 1load


First Known Use: 1907


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