Video: Finding the Maximum Power Output of a Single Turbine in a Power Station

A proposed tidal barrage power station has an expected maximum power output of 950 MW. If the tidal barrage has 38 turbines, what is the maximum power output of each turbine?

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A proposed tidal barrage power station has an expected maximum power output of 950 megawatts. If the title barrage has 38 turbines, what is the maximum power output of each turbine?

All right, so in this question, we’re talking about a proposed tidal barrage power station. And we’ve been told that when this tidal barrage power station is working at maximum capacity, it’s going to have a power output of 950 megawatts. Additionally, we’ve also been told that there are 38 turbines in this power station. And each of these turbines is going to be producing some fraction of this 950 megawatts. In fact, if we’re assuming that each of these 38 turbines is identical, then the power produced by each turbine is going to be 950 megawatts divided by 38, which happens to be 25 megawatts.

Because if we have one turbine that produces 25 megawatts of power when it’s at maximum capacity. Then if we take 38 of these turbines and put them all together into one power station, then the total power up of the power station is going to be 950 megawatts. And hence, we found the final answer to our question. If a proposed tidal barrage power station has an expected maximum power output of 950 megawatts and it consists of 38 turbines, then the maximum power output of each turbine is 25 megawatts.

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