Definition: Electricity generation

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Electricity generation

The process of producing electric energy or the amount of electric energy produced by transforming other forms of energy into electrical energy; commonly expressed in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or megawatt-hours (MWh).[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

Electricity generation includes all technologies that turn some form of energy into useful electric energy. Electricity is a form of energy that has magnetic, radiant and chemical effects. Electric current is created by a flow of electrons.



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References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html#E
  2. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=E