Baseload (Power)

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The minimum amount of power that needs to be produced at any given time to meet energy demand. Baseload Power plants are normally operated continuously to meet energy demand. Certain types of Renewable Energy, such as Geothermal Energy, are operated in a Baseload Power fashion. The development of Energy Storage technologies is expected to enhance the ability of Renewable Energy generally to maintain the energy demand of the grid system. In contrast, see Intermittent Power.