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A unit of electric power equal to one billion (10⁹) watts.
- ‘If the best existing dams were upgraded to generate electricity they could generate 17 gigawatts of power.’
- ‘Today, present installed U.S. electrical capacity is at 600 gigawatts of power.’
- ‘It is installing 150 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity, double the UK's total capacity.’
- ‘Producing this would require 400 gigawatts of continuously available electrical power - which is almost double our present capacity.’
- ‘Collectively, these engines are now generating a total of about 11 gigawatts of shaft power.’
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