Definition: Gross generation
The total amount of electric energy produced by generating units (e.g. power plants) and measured at the generating terminal in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or megawatt-hours (MWh).
- Gross generation or gross electric output is the total generation of electricity produced by an electric power plant. It is measured at the plant terminal right before the power leaves the station and is measured in kilowatt-hours (kW·h), megawatt-hours (MW·h), or gigawatt-hours (GW·h). Thusgross generation = net generation + usage within the plant (a.k.a. in-house loads)