Direct Load Control

  Activities that can interrupt load at the time of peak by interrupting power supply on consumer premises, usually applied to residential consumers.
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  This Demand-Side Management category represents the consumer load that can be interrupted at the time of annual peak load by direct control of the utility system operator. Direct Load Control does not include Interruptible Load. This type of control usually involves residential consumers.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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