capacity factor


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capacity factor

[kə′pas·əd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(industrial engineering)
The ratio of average actual use to the available capacity of an apparatus or industrial plant to store, process, treat, manufacture, or produce.
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6, our technology now offers customers the highest capacity factor in its class.
Capacity factor, a measure of availability, is the ratio of electricity produced in a given time period to the maximum that could be produced in that period at full rated power.
which announced last month that its 17 reactors posted an average capacity factor of 93.
Capacity factor is the measure of how much electricity is produced, compared with the amount of electricity a unit is capable of producing, within a given time period.
Progress Energy's nuclear plant production was above company projections with a combined capacity factor of 96.
Monticello has already been operating at record-setting performance levels, both in terms of capacity factor and continuous days of service, and GE is excited to support Xcel Energy and Nuclear Management Company's efforts to have the plant play an even greater role in addressing Minnesota's energy needs in the decades to come," said Andy White, president and CEO of GE Energy's nuclear business.
Company-operated nuclear stations had a combined capacity factor of 95.
Progress Energy's nuclear plants had a combined capacity factor of 97.
The larger rotors and advancements in systems controls have helped to achieve increases in both capacity factor and reliability.
Duke Power-operated nuclear stations had a combined capacity factor of 95.
The PPA is unit contingent with guarantees for minimum capacity factor performance levels during the peak summer months of July and August and associated penalties capped at a pre-specified amount.
In addition, with ENTECH's proven tracking technology, the capacity factor of our systems can be improved by up to 25%, while heat generated via solar concentration can be captured and utilized for food processing, HVAC or other applications.
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