What is a Megawatt?

The following claim was made by UPC Wind and repeated in yesterday's Democrat & Chronicle article (see below) about the Cohocton wind project:

"It said the proposed facilities would have a combined electric generating capacity of 127.5 megawatts to power approximately 45,000 homes on an average annual basis."

How can we evaluate exaggerated claims like these? Click here to read an article that will explain the process clearly.



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