Nameplate Capacity
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The full-load continuous rating of a generator, prime mover, or other electrical equipment under specified conditions as designated by the manufacturer. Installed station capacity does not include auxiliary or house units. Nameplate capacity is usually shown on the manufacturer's identification plate attached mechanically to the equipment. Because manufacturers have differing standards, there may be no fixed relationship between "nameplate capacity" and maximum sustainable capacity.

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