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Nameplate capacity, also known as the rated capacity, nominal capacity, installed capacity, or maximum effect, is the intended full-load sustained output of a facility such as a power plant,<ref name="nceia">Energy glossary Energy Information Administration. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref><ref name="ncnrc">Glossary Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2 August 2010. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref> a chemical plant,<ref name="ncchem">Plant Performance Data (PPD) ICIS. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref> fuel plant,<ref name="nccan">Refinery Economics Natural Resources Canada, 5 january 2009. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref><ref name="ncrefine">Magnificent seven Arabian Business, 17 June 2008. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref><ref name="ncethanol">Daniel O’Brien and Mike Woolverton. Trends in U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity: 2005-2009 K-State & Extension, August 2009. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref> metal refinery,<ref name="ncalcoa">Refining Capacity Alcoa, December 31, 2009 . Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref> mine,<ref name="ncmine"> The Future of Tantalum and Niobium Mining-Technology, 14 Jan 2010. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref> and many others. Nameplate capacity is the number registered with authorities for classifying the power output of a power station usually expressed in megawatts (MW).<ref name="ncdod">Certificate of Nameplate Capacity Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.</ref>

Power plants with an output consistently near their nameplate capacity have a high capacity factor.


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