Malaysia’s national grid operates as such: customers are connected with power from hydroelectric and thermal plants through a network system made up of transmission lines, substations and distribution lines. The performance of electricity suppliers thus depends not only on the operations within power plants, but also on substations and the efficiency of transmission cables.
According to the Energy Commission of Malaysia, the maximum demand for electricity should not (at any given time) exceed the total generation capacity installed. Maximum demand is the capacity of electricity usage within a particular grid system and gauges the amount of electricity used by customers.
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