NC State Extension

Peak Demand – Defined

The maximum level of metered electric power during a specified period. Practical info: Peak demand usually occurs on hot summer days. Residential and commercial air conditioning requires roughly 40% of total electric capacity during peak periods.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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