Definition: Nameplate Capacity

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Nameplate Capacity

The maximum amount of electric energy that a generator can produce under specific conditions, as rated by the manufacturer. Generator nameplate capacity is expressed in some multiple of watts such as megawatts (MW), as indicated on a nameplate that is physically attached to the generator.[1]

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Also Known As
Capacity
Related Terms
electricity generationpower
References
  1. http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/glossary/generator-nameplate-capacity.html