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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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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.
To date, energy providers have announced plans for adding more than 25,000 megawatts of new generating capacity over the next five years, which would increase the regional power supply by nearly two-thirds.
There also needs to be substantial upgrades to the transmission corridor in Northern Ontario since most areas can feed only about 100 megawatts through the system.
But she estimated that the utility's excess power would be only 500 megawatts per day.
DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 4,400 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are low cost coal-fired units and 1,600 megawatts are natural gas and diesel peaking units.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is expected to sell between 300 and 1,000 megawatts of peak surplus power.
Fitch notes that the Illinois reverse auction resulted in power prices in excess of $60 per megawatt hour.
Last year's work is expected to beef up Edison's transmission capacity by 40 megawatts, to 310 megawatts, though the winds have not been strong enough since late December to give it a full test.
LAHORE, May 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times ): Electricity shortfall has gone up to 2420 megawatt with decrease in thermal and rental power plants production all over the country.
The sources further told that total power production is 14,278 megawatt and power demand is 17,398 megawatts.