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What is cpacity rate pertaining to in statement like Power Plant of 400 MW capacity ? 400 MW per hour, per day, per year or something else ?

Asked by Lucky, 22 Sep '08 11:30 pm
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By the definition Watt is the units of ampere and volt, work is done at a rate of one watt when one ampere flows through a potential difference of one volt.

The watt is named after James Watt for his contributions to the development of the steam engine, and was adopted by the Second Congress of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1889 and by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1960 as the unit of power incorporated in the International System of Units.

The megawatt (symbol: MW) is equal to one million watts.

Many things can sustain the transfer or consumption of energy on this scale; some of these events or entities include: lightning strikes, large electric motors, naval craft (such as aircraft carriers and submarines), engineering hardware, and some scientific research equipment (such as the supercollider and large lasers). A large residential or retail building may consume several megawatts in electric power and heating energy.

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Answered by Jack Johnson, 23 Sep '08 06:09 am

 
  
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