A Peek into Generation Capacity Factors

Power plants seldom run at full capacity. The ratio of electrical energy output over a period of time to the maximum possible electric energy output over the same time period is called ‘capacity factor’. Using data from IESO, this visualization shows you how the avg. capacity factor of electricity generators can vary by source, season and time.

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Average Capacity Factors by Source, Season and Hour (IESO 2015)
Average Capacity Factors by Source, Season and Hour (IESO 2015)

 

 

Date Published: April 5, 2017
Written by: Abhi
Category: Blog