Definition of megawatt
: one million watts
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The nearly 50 megawatt wind farm is located on over 680 acres (275 hectares) of land in Jhimpir, near the shores of the picturesque Keenjhar Lake, around two hours’ drive from the city of Karachi.
Corson said PGE still intends to purchase power from the project, which produces up to 36 megawatts of power per hour.
For the sake of comparison, the new Entergy solar plant in New Orleans East generates 1 megawatt.
The state’s utilities calculate that a single megawatt of solar-energy capability can supply between 150 to 200 homes.
The municipal utility there surpassed its previous megawatt record by 4%.
That still leaves a cushion of about 10,000 megawatts of available power.
This week, with temperatures well in the triple digits, demand is running about one-third higher than last week, peaking each afternoon at around 45,000 megawatts.
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Origin and Etymology of megawatt
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1900See Words from the same year
MEGAWATT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of megawatt for English Language Learners
: a unit of electrical power equal to one million watts
Medical Definition of megawatt
: one million watts—abbreviation MW
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