Peaking Capacity


Peaking Capacity
  Power generation equipment or system capacity to meet peak power demands.
  Generating equipment normally operated only during the hours of highest daily, weekly, or seasonal loads; this equipment is usually designed to meet the portion of load that is above base load.
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  Capacity of generating equipment normally reserved for operation during the hours of highest daily, weekly, or seasonal loads. Some generating equipment may be operated at certain times as peaking capacity and at other times to serve loads on an around-the-clock basis.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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