Meaning of load-shedding

load-shed•ding

Pronunciation: (lōd'shed"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the deliberate shutdown of electric power in a part or parts of a power-distribution system, generally to prevent the failure of the entire system when the demand strains the capacity of the system.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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