What does it mean when a power station has a 1200 MW output? Does it generate that much electric power per a certain time frame (e.g. per year or per day)?
When a power station has a 1200 MW output, it means that the station can generate up to 1200 million watts of electricity per second.
This is the maximum amount of power that the station can produce at any given time.
The output of a power station is usually measured in terms of megawatts (MW), which is equivalent to one million watts.
The amount of electricity generated by the power station over a certain time frame, such as per year or per day, depends on various factors such as the demand for electricity, the efficiency of the power station, and the availability of fuel ².