Availability Factor

In the context of power generation, a measurement of a generating station's ( www.practicallaw.com/0-517-5377) reliability. It refers to the percentage of time that the station is ready to generate and available to produce electricity. The station's availability varies depending on station's design, the type of fuel it uses and how it is operated.

The availability factor should not be confused with a station's capacity factor ( www.practicallaw.com/1-517-5367) , which measures a station's productivity.

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