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megawatt

[′meg·ə‚wät]
(mechanics)
A unit of power, equal to 1,000,000 watts. Abbreviated MW.
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As per PEPCO, WAPDA acquires 6902 megawatt electricity from hydro sources, 5458 megawatt from Thermal GENCOs, 195 megawatt from IPP hydal, 8793 from IPP Thermal, 650 megawatt from nuclear energy and 106 megawatt from wind sources.
6 megawatts each, are 40 stories tall on thin towers, and boast three prop-like blades the length of two jumbo jets.
The overwhelming RFP response has initiated a second round of Request for Qualifications from the province, now seeking up to 2,500 megawatts of new 'clean' generation capacity (not burning coal or oil as a primary fuel), including co-generation, to be operating as early as 2005.
Monday's) peak demand of 42,360 megawatts came within about 1,000 megawatts of the all-time record,'' said Jim Detmers, vice president of operations at Cal-ISO.
In a report by Seattle's KING-5 television earlier this year, BPA said Longview Fibre was selling electricity to other users in the region for as much as US$$200 per megawatt, but buying it under its contract with BPA for only US$$22 per megawatt.
In response to the issue, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has said that he favors putting a federal cap on wholesale electric prices of $250 per megawatt hour.
With its patented, wind augmentation system, a new retail sales business, and very little debt, Mass Megawatts believes it is well positioned to ramp-up production of its new augmentation units in the shorter term while expanding its infrastructure to support mass-production goals in the longer term.
In addition, the government is supporting the generation of 300 megawatts of renewable electric energy.
China has nearly unlimited wind resources, and could eventually harness as much as 600,000 megawatts, according to Corin Millais of the European Wind Energy Association.
We think the government needs to move very quickly if they're going to meet their commitment to bring over 27,000 megawatts of new renewables by 2010," says Boileau, including 13,500 megawatts by 2007.
The plants are as follows: Sunrise, 320 megawatts, Kern County; Sutter 540 megawatts, Sutter County; Los Medanos, 555 megawatts, Contra Costa County; Wildflower Larkspur, 135 megawatts, San Diego; Wildflower Indigo, 90 megawatts, San Diego; Alliance Drews, 40 megawatts, San Bernardino; Alliance Century, 40 megawatts, San Bernardino; GWF Hanford, 95 megawatts, Kings County; Gilroy, 135 megawatts, Santa Clara; CalPeak Enterprise, 49 megawatts, San Diego; CalPeak Border, 49 megawatts, San Diego.