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As per estimate made by the Central Electricity Authority, the potential of the country is accessed at 84 GW at load factor value of _________________

(a) 40%

(b) 60%

(c) 80%

(d) 20%

I had been asked this question in my homework.

The doubt is from Hydro Electric topic in section Hydro Electric Power of Irrigation Engineering

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Right answer is (b) 60%

To elaborate: This equivalent to about 440 billion units + KWh of annual energy generation at a power factor of 0.6. 60% load factor means that the installed machines are run on an average to give output capacity equal to 60% of the station capacity. Machines will not always work at the installed capacity but on an average of 60% of this capacity.

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