Electric Reliability<span class=" width="600" />

Electric Reliability

Electric system reliability has two components – adequacy and security.

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Economic Dispatch<span class=" width="600" />

Economic Dispatch

The ability to select the most economic of two or more different energy sources at any point in time for the purpose of minimizing costs.

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Peaking Capacity (Electric)<span class=" width="600" />

Peaking Capacity (Electric)

Power generation capacity used to serve peak demand. Peaking generating units operate a limited number of hours per year, and their capacity factor is normally less than 20%. Peaking capacity is often served by simple cycle combustion turbines.  [Source: The Potential Benefits of Distributed Generation and…

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