Definition: Dispatchable

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Dispatchable

A property of some power generation facilities to send power to demand centers upon demand. How quickly the demand can be met is a performance parameter that must also be considered. Some dispatchable power generators may take several minutes or even hours to ramp up or down. If a power generation facility is unable to meet demand as required, it is considered to be non-dispatchable power.[1]

Wikipedia Definition


Also Known As
Sendable upon demand
Related Terms
Base LoadCapacity factor
References
  1. https://books.google.ca/books?id=9EShPwTRnoUC&pg=PA377&lpg=PA377&dq=dispatchable+energy+definition&source=bl&ots=Spj0QERHBL&sig=5Qrb0j19pr_UIRlWyj8Bpws-bc0&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=dispatchable%20energy%20definition&f=false; http://www.oecd-nea.org/news/2012/2012-08-QA.html; https://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/pdf/electricity_generation.pdf