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Homework Help: An 800 MW electric power plant

  1. Jul 27, 2008 #1
    An 800 MW electric power plant has an efficiency of 30%. It loses its waste heat in large cooling towers. Approximately how much waste heat is discharged per second?"
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  3. Jul 27, 2008 #2

    rock.freak667

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    Always nice to see this.



    But if it's 30% efficient, what does that mean?
     
  4. Jul 27, 2008 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi Thankful_LV ! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    Hint: MW are electric units.

    How do you convert them into heat units? :smile:
     
  5. Jul 27, 2008 #4
    Thankful_LV, don't be a zhirgo galvas, my dear Livonian friend!
     
  6. Jul 27, 2008 #5

    tiny-tim

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    :smile: Isn't that the name of a beautiful nebula? :smile:
     
  7. Jul 27, 2008 #6
    Indeed it is! That's exactly what I had in mind.
     
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