megawatt megawatt  /ˈmɛ ɡə ˌwɑt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a unit of power equal to one million watts

Usage(s):

  1. In mid-April, power bought in the mid-Atlantic region for delivery in 2002 cost $51 per megawatt hour its since fallen to $38.
  2. The engine would have to deliver about a megawatt of power for every pound of weight of the ship.
  3. Vietnam's hydropower potential is nearly exhausted the 2,400-megawatt Son La dam now under construction is the last feasible major project, EVN spokesman Nguyen Duc Long says.

News

  1. Vestas Receives 51-Megawatt Turbine Order for Swedish Wind Farm

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) , Europe’s biggest wind-turbine maker, agreed to provide 51 megawatts of systems for a power plant at a Swedish paper mill.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. India’s Welspun Gets Funding for 20-Megawatt Solar Plant

    Welspun Energy Ltd., India’s biggest developer of solar projects, arranged 1.35 billion rupees ($23 million) of debt funding for a 20-megawatt plant in Maharashtra state in the west of the country.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Negev Energy Wins Solar-Power Plant Tender in Southern Israel

    The 121-megawatt Ashalim facility is due to start operating in the second half of 2017 and will sell power at 0.76 shekel a kilowatt-hour, Israel’s Finance Ministry said today in an e-mailed statement.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "I have written to police ministers calling on them to put in place legislation which imposes fines and jail terms for possessing pointers above one megawatt without an appropriate exemption," Mr Debus said.
    on May 29, 2008 By: Bob Debus Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "We're going to build a 10-megawatt solar thermal power station," Ms Bligh said in a statement.
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Anna Bligh Source: The Age

  3. "In fact, the total sales in NSW in 2006 exceeded 285,000 megawatt hours - higher than any other state," Mr Iemma said. "The carbon saved was the equivalent to taking almost 64,000 cars off the road. The number of customers at the end of 2006...
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Morris Iemma Source: The Australian

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