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Island Explorer program continues provides environmental conservation experiences to all public school fifth graders in New Hanover County through an Island Explorer program. Trained coastal educators transport students by ferry boat to Masonboro Island, an uninhabited...
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Capacity factor – it's a measure of reliability

One way the energy industry measures the reliability of power plants is by regularly calculating capacity factors. Capacity factor measures how often a plant is running at maximum power. It’s expressed as a percentage and calculated by dividing the actual unit of electricity output by the maximum possible output. This ratio is important because it indicates how fully a generating unit is used.
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