capacity factor


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capacity factor

[kəpas′itē]
Etymology: L, capacitas + factum, to make
the ratio of the elution volume of a substance to the void volume in the column.
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This new wind turbine offers Type Class II performance in a Type Class III environment delivering the highest capacity factor in its class.
Average capacity factors for coal-fired power plants are about 70 percent; 40 percent for natural gas-fired power plants; and 30 percent for wind power projects.
A high nuclear capacity factor is beneficial to customers because it means more electricity is being provided by nuclear generation, which has low fuel costs.
A high nuclear capacity factor is beneficial to the customer because more electricity is being provided by low-cost nuclear generation.
Unit 2 had its best ever production year in 2002, generating more than 7 million megawatt-hours at a capacity factor of 99.
According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, the national average capacity factor through September 2002 (the latest statistics available) was 91.
4 percent fleet-average capacity factor in 2001, the highest performance ever for the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear reactors.
In 2005, the two units operated at an average capacity factor in excess of 86 percent and produced enough electricity to supply 230,000 homes.
132 452,421 Nuclear Share of Electricity Net Generation Capacity Factor (d) Percent 1957 Total (s) NA 1960 Total .
In addition, the units reporting generating data to Platts increased their capacity factor, meaning they were online longer at full capacity.
What I asked them to do (NREB), is take the 2013 WESM price, excluding November and December, and take the capacity factor of existing installations of solar because we re looking at capacity factor.
For the first nine month of 2013, the IPP only achieved a 47 per cent capacity factor against the 60 per cent forecast earlier.

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