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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