Definitions for "Load Shifting"
Keywords:  peak, shifts, off, moves, management
A load shape objective that involves moving loads from peak periods to off-peak periods. If a utility does not expect to meet its demand during peak periods but has excess capacity in the off-peak periods, this strategy might be considered.
Load Management technique that shifts usage from on-peak to off-peak hours.
Involves moving load from on-peak to off-peak periods. Popular applications include use of storage water heating, storage space heating, cool storage and customer load shifts to take advantage of time-of-use or other special rates.