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Gross generation or gross electric output is the total amount of electricity generated by a power plant over a specific period of time.[1] It is measured at the generating terminal and is measured in kilowatt-hours (kW·h), megawatt-hours (MW·h),[2] gigawatt-hours (GW·h) or for the largest power plants terawatt-hours (TW·h). It includes the electricity used in the plant auxiliaries and in the transformers.[3]

Gross generation = net generation + usage within the plant (also known as in-house loads)

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  1. ^ "What is the difference between electricity generation capacity and electricity generation? - FAQ - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)".
  2. ^ "Glossary - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)".
  3. ^ "Glossary:Gross electricity generation - Statistics Explained".

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