plant factor

plant factor

[′plant ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
The ratio of the average power load of an electric power plant to its rated capacity. Also known as capacity factor.
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1985) and plant factor (PF) values for other landscape species (Hartin et al.
The 10MW plant will have a head of 924 meters and can generate 70GigaWatt hours of energy, giving it a plant factor of 80 percent.
Interestingly, no stakeholder is aware of the Nandipur plant's merit order.Informed sources said NEPRA had sought explanations from NTDC and Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) about Nandipur's merit order, but had received no answer in three months.Merit order and capacity utilisation, called 'plant factor' in technical jargon, plays a critical role in determining monthly fuel charge of consumer tariff.According to NEPRA's official record, power plants run on furnace oil like Nandipur, produced electricity at Rs8.30 per unit in November, compared to Rs10.35 at Nandipur.
Naeem said the plant factor of Gul Ahmad Energy remained at 55.81 per cent while that of Tapal plant it peaked at 87.94 per cent.
So these sources are seasonal and unreliable," he says.The plant factor -- the ratio of the average power load of a plant to its rated capacity -- is about 15 per cent for solar power and 11 per cent for wind compared with 90 per cent for fossil fuels.Chen agrees the government should encourage the use of biomass and waste energy."But some materials such as rice husk and rice straw are byproducts based on seasonal production, while most waste belongs to companies.
The project will generate annual energy 3,436 GWh with plant factor of 54.48 percent and will connect to government owned National Grid of Pakistan ("WAPDA Grid") through a 30 years Power Purchase Agreement with National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC).
Businessmen said that many thermal plants are either lying idle or are averaging about 50% plant factor, which means that they are not being used to their full potential.
It is a two-loop pressurised water reactor, The plant is designed for a life span of 40 years at an average plant factor of 70 per cent.
The Project comprises an 88 m gravity dam, twin 8,560 meters long power tunnels and an underground powerhouse housing four Francis units of 125 MW each operating at a gross head of 155 meters, design discharge of 400 m3 /sec., live storage of 22 m3 with a Plant Factor of 55%.
Efficiency benchmarks and plant factor were earlier based on American and European standards, which the government felt were tough for the Chinese firms to meet and hence improved returns and a relaxation in standards.
In case of low wind or "no" wind, the remaining output or the entire MW output of the WTG can be delivered as MVARs by the full converter, thereby bringing the WPP's plant factor from maximum 34% to theoretically close to 100%.
Businessmen said that many thermal plants are either lying idle or are averaging about 50 percent plant factor, which means that they are not being used to their full potential.