(solution) 4. Peaking plants, those that are only called into service during times of peak demand, are…

(solution) 4. Peaking plants, those that are only called into service during times of peak demand, are…

  Peaking plants, those that are only called into service during times of peak demand, are typically cheaper to build (compared to base-load plants), but that they have relatively high operating costs. Explain why it makes sense for utilities to use this lower-capital, high-operating-cost type of plant for peak- ing and the high-capital, lower-operating-cost type of plant for base load.