posted by Danielle .
West Fremont is a community of 3,000 homes. A coal burning power plant supplies electricity for the town. The capacity of the plant is 12 megawatts, and the average household consumes 8,000 kilowatt hours a year. Assuming that the power plant can operate at full capacity for 8,000 hours a yera, how many kWh of electricity can be produced by the plant in a year?
I'm not sure how to take the 12 megawatts, which is the plant's capacity and convert it into kWh. And I don't know how the 8,000 hours a year fits into the equation. Would you be able to offer an explanation?
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