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megawatt

[ meg-uh-wot ]

noun

, Electricity.
  1. a unit of power, equal to one million watts. : MW


megawatt

/ ˈmɛɡəˌwɒt /

noun

  1. one million watts MW


megawatt

  1. A unit of power: one million watts . A typical large electrical generating plant can produce a thousand megawatts of electricity .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of megawatt1

First recorded in 1895–1900; mega- + watt

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Example Sentences

The duo targeted a price of $100 per megawatt hour, more than double typical energy costs.

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The per-megawatt construction costs might be higher, at least at first.

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By that evening Texas electricity was selling for the wholesale price of $1,200 per megawatt hour, up from $30 the week before.

Prices are in dollars per megawatt hour, not dollars per megawatt.

In extreme weather events like last week’s freeze, prices per megawatt hour jumped from an average of around $35 to ERCOT’s maximum of $9,000.

Arrayed over four acres, the 3,500 panels have a combined generation capacity of one megawatt.

A 110 megawatt plant in Nevada promises 10 hours of storage.

Megawatt 1980s and 1990s designer Adrienne Vittadini gave $250 to the RNC in 2001.

How could she not be, with such flawlessly smooth skin, perfectly placed bone structure, and a megawatt smile to boot?

Kirk and Michael Douglas have had parallel lives—megawatt careers, women problems, and later-in-life peace.

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