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Unformatted text preview: s. When several turbines are installed, it is often called a wind farm. In practice, a wind turbine can utilise up to 40% of the kinetic energy of the wind that passes across the blades. The maximum theoretical energy utilisation rate is about 60%. By the end of 2005, approximately 280 MWh of wind power was installed in Norway, distributed across 138 turbines. This represents a production capacity of around 0.85 TWh, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 40,000 households. Some 507 GWh of wind power was generated in Norway during 2005. This was nearly double the previous year’s generation. Report No. 29 to Parliament on energy policy (1998-99) set a target of building wind power stations with a generating capacity of 3 TWh by 2010. Gas-fired power is often used as a general designation for all facilities that use natural gas to generate electricity and possibly heat. Several types of gas-fired power plants exist. One in which gas turbines generate all the electricity is known as a simple-cycle gas turbine station. Such facilities can be started up and shut down at short notice, and are therefore suitable for providing pea...
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