1. The base load is the minimum level of demand on an electrical grid over a span of time, for example, one week. Base load power sources are power stations which can economically generate the electrical power needed to satisfy this minimum demand.
2. Base load is the minimum level of electricity demand required over a period of 24 hours. It is needed to provide power to components that keep running at all times also referred as continuous load.
Electric power distribution, Electricity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_load (1.); http://sinovoltaics.com/learning-center/basics/base-load-peak-load/ (2.)
Author: Laura Saupe