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Load shedding


In order to handle peaks in demand for electrical power that exceed available capacity there is little option but to cut off power from a section of users. This is known as load shedding.

One common method of load shedding is a rolling blackout: an intentionally-engineered electrical power outage which is moved from place to place. Another is a brownout: a reduction in power. However, if prior arrangements can be made to allow particular uses to be shut down at the time of peak requirements, however, this will reduce the need for these more drastic measures. So, load shedding made with the help of these arrangements can be useful in dealing with variable sources of power, or peaks in demand.

category: energy