Why is peak power such a problem for electric companies?



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    A good deal of energy is lost to heat when being transfered through the power grid to the sources of energy use. Only so much energy can be flowing through the grid at any one time, so at peak energies hours the grid becomes strained with a constant flow of high amounts of energy flowing through the system. It takes a lot of power to make sure the energy makes it successfully to all it’s outlets and when companies have to produce a higher amount of energy than average, it puts strain on the mechanics involved, many times leading to black outs.

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