ENERGY

August 03, 2016



Energy is power multiplied by time. Power is the amount of current at any given time. Energy describes how much power is provided over how long a time. For illustration, electricity can be compared with water: The size of the water tank defines the amount of energy that can be stored. The diameter of the inlet and outlet defines the maximum power.
Energy is measured in watt-hours, kilowatt hours, or mega or gigawatt hours (Wh, kWh, MWh, GWh). The units are separated by factors of 1,000: 1 GW = 1,000 MW = 1,000.000 kW. Amounts of electrical energy are measured in watt-hours. If a 1 GW coal power station operates at full power for a day, then it produces 24 GWh of energy. Germany uses about 1,600 GWh of energy per day. The average power is therefore about 67 GW, with peak loads at around 80 GW.
Energy is power multiplied by time. Power is the amount of current at any given time. Energy describes how much power is provided over how long a time. For illustration, electricity can be compared with water: The size of the water tank defines the amount of energy that can be stored. The diameter of the inlet and outlet defines the maximum power.
Energy is measured in watt-hours, kilowatt hours, or mega or gigawatt hours (Wh, kWh, MWh, GWh). The units are separated by factors of 1,000: 1 GW = 1,000 MW = 1,000.000 kW. Amounts of electrical energy are measured in watt-hours. If a 1 GW coal power station operates at full power for a day, then it produces 24 GWh of energy. Germany uses about 1,600 GWh of energy per day. The average power is therefore about 67 GW, with peak loads at around 80 GW.

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