Definition: Dispatchable

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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]

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Also Known As
Sendable upon demand
Related Terms
Base LoadCapacity factor