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load shedding

Load shedding can be translated as load reduction. This involves reducing power consumption in power grids in order to adequately secure the temporary energy requirements of end consumers.

Load shedding occurs when energy consumption rises sharply and cannot be adequately balanced by the power distribution networks. In this case, geographical areas of the electricity supply network are switched off.

Load shedding occurs automatically when network stability can no longer be guaranteed. In the event of an overload, large industrial plants are first partially shut down to ensure grid stability. However, critical functional areas such as the data centers or critical production areas whose downtime

is cost-intensive are excluded. In orderto ensure grid stability, end consumers with low priority are switched off from the power supply

first. Load shedding is a dynamic process triggered by the automatic monitoring of grid stability and starts with power generation and energy storage.

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Updated at: 12.08.2016
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