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baseload plant

An energy plant devoted to the production of baseload supply. Baseload plants are the production facilities used to meet some or all of a given region's continuous energy demand, and produces energy at a constant rate, usually at a low cost relative to other production facilities available to the system. Baseload plants in the US and Canada are usually hydroelectric, nuclear, and coal-fired plants.

See also:

load, baseload, capacity