Definition of Gigawatt

1. Noun. One thousand million ( 109 ) watts, abbreviated as GW. ¹



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Definition of Gigawatt

1. a unit of power [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gigawatt

1. Unit of power equal to 10^9 watts, 1000 megawatts, or 1 million kilowatts. 1 gigawatt is a typical size for a nuclear fission reactor, and is expected to be the typical size of a fusion reactor. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Gigawatt

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1. Energy policies of IEA countries by International Energy Agency (2005)
"GWe gigawatt of electric capacity. ... GWh gigawatt-hour = 1 gigawatt x 1 hour. IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency. ..."

2. Energy Policies Of Iea Countries The Netherlands 2004 Review by International Energy Agency (2004)
"EnergieNed Federation of Energy Companies in the Netherlands. GDP gross domestic product. GHG greenhouse gases (see footnote 2). GW gigawatt, or 1 watt x ..."

3. The OECD Report on Regulatory Reform by Joanna R. Shelton (1997)
"Regarding the choice of suppliers, large consumers (more than 20 gigawatt-hour a year, or 31 per cent of the current market) will be allowed to choose ..."

4. Energy Policies in Five Industrialized Nations: Policies to Reduce Oil and (1994)
"... electricity, and gas and heat supply firm that (1) consumes more than 18900 barrels of oil equivalent per year or (2) consumes more than 12 gigawatt- ..."

5. Energy Policies in Five Industrialized Nations: Policies to Reduce Oil and (1993)
"... electricity, and gas and heat supply firm that (1) consumes more than 18900 barrels of oil equivalent per year or (2) consumes more than 12 gigawatt- ..."

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