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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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Out of the total CPEC energy projects, 10,400 would be generated through early harvest prioritized energy projects including 4,4210 megawatts in Sindh, 3,640 megawatts in Punjab, 960 megawatts in Baluchistan, 870 MW in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 720 megawatts in AJK.
The construction of the power plants with a combined capacity of 42,000 megawatts will cost Rp1,100 trillion, of which Rp608 trillion will be contributed by PLN and Rp508 trillion by the private sector.
The average size of the hydros is around 20 megawatts, with the smaller ones in Palawan and the big ones in Mindanao," Energy director Mario Marasigan said.
Spain led Europe in new installations in 2007 with an estimated 3,522 megawatts added; the country now ranks third worldwide in total wind capacity with 15,145 megawatts, enough to meet 10 percent of demand.
Total wind power capacity worldwide came to 59,322 megawatts in 2005, up 25 percent on the year, with Germany having the highest capacity at 18,428 megawatts, followed by Spain at 10,027 megawatts and the United States at 9,149 megawatts, according to the Brussels-based council.
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.
The programs, de signed for both commercial and residential customers, seek to reduce peak usage this summer season by as much as 70 megawatts, and by as much as 200 megawatts by 2003.
With this transaction, GE Energy Financial Services has invested or committed to invest equity in 25 wind farms, bringing the total capacity of its wind equity holdings globally to more than 1,300 megawatts.