Definition: Non-Spinning Reserve

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Non-Spinning Reserve

That generating reserve not connected to the system but capable of serving demand within a specified time., Interruptible load that can be removed from the system in a specified time.[1]

Wikipedia Definition

In electricity networks, the operating reserve is the generating capacity available to the system operator within a short interval of time to meet demand in case a generator goes down or there is another disruption to the supply. Most power systems are designed so that, under normal conditions, the operating reserve is always at least the capacity of the largest supplier plus a fraction of the peak load.

Also Known As
supplemental reserve
Related Terms
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