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Actual Peak Reduction
Actual Peak Reduction

The actual reduction in annual system peak load (measured in kilowatts) achieved through consumer's participation in a utility DSM (See Demand Side Management) program. It reflects the changes in the demand for electricity resulting from a utility DSM program that is in effect at the same time the utility experiences its annual system peak load, as opposed to the installed peak load reduction capability (i.e. potential peak reduction).