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Generator nameplate capacity

The maximum amount of electric energy that a generator can produce under specific conditions, as rated by the manufacturer. Generator nameplate capacity is usually expressed in kilovolt-amperes (kVA) and kilowatts (kW), as indicated on a nameplate that is physically attached to the generator.

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