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It is the rate in joules per second at which energy is being converted, used, or dissipated.
The unit watt is named after James Watt for his contributions to the development of the steam engine, and was adopted by the Second Congress of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1889 and by the 11th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures in 1960.
1 MWd or MW·d (megawatt day) = 86.4 GJ, a unit used in the context of power plants.
SI electricity units
- Nelson, Robert A., "The International System of Units Its History and Use in Science and Industry". Via Satellite, February 2000.
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