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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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On the other hand, the CPEC actively promoted energy projects of 6,645 megawatts included projects of 2,145 megawatts in Punjab, 1,980 megawatts in Baluchistan, 1,420 megawatts in Sindh, 1100 megawatts in Azad Kashmir.
6 megawatts each, are 40 stories tall on thin towers, and boast three prop-like blades the length of two jumbo jets.
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.
52 billion, will raise its production from the current 1,000 megawatt to 1,310 megawatt, generating additional electricity of over one billion and 630 million units annually.
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.
Plans call for the installation of a further investment of US$315 million to produce 450 megawatts in 2001, and another US$586 million to install 520 more megawatts;
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 California Independent System Operator said peak summer demand will increase 40 percent and predicted the state will be 5,000 megawatts short - enough to cause rolling blackouts in an estimated 5 million homes.
The ratings assume power prices will remain in the mid-$40 per megawatt level or higher on an annual basis in the near-to-intermediate term, on average.