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Interruptible load The term 'Interruptible load' as it applies to the area of reclamation can be defined as 'Refers to program activities that, in accordance with contractual arrangements, can interrupt consumer load at times of seasonal peak load by direct control of the utility system operator or by action of the consumer at the direct request of the system operator. It usually invloves commercial and industrial consumers. In some instances the load reduction may be affected by direct action of the system operator (remote tripping) after notice to the consumer in accordance with contractual provisions. For example, loads that can be interrupted to fulfill planning or operation reserve requirements should be reported as interruptible load. Interruptible load as defined here excludes direct load control and other load management, and is synonymous with interruptible demand reported to the North American Electric Reliability Council on the voluntary Office of Energy Emergency Operations Form OE-411, 'Coordinated Regional Bulk Power Supply Program Report,' with the exception that annual peakload effects are reported on the Form EIA-861 and seasonal (i.e., summer and winter) peakload effects are reported on the OE-411)'.
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