Entries tagged with "Dispatchable power"

Full-load hours

Full-load hours are a way of measuring energy that power plants create. They are used to show how many hours a plant would take to make a certain amount of energy if the plant is operating at full capacity.

Dispatchable (ramping)

Dispatchable power plants are those that can change how much power they provide to the energy grid quickly. They can be switched on and off, or ramped up and down to meet power demand.

Demand side management

Demand Side Management (DSM) is also known simply as “demand management” means changing the way we think about power. Rather than using it as we need it, we can instead use power as it is available.

Back-up power

Backup power is not a clearly defined term. In general, it indicates that certain power plants need to be maintained on standby in case other generators fail to produce power.