Active power

What is Active power?

Active power meaning The component of electric power that performs work, typically measured in kilowatts (kW) or megawatts(MW). Also known as “real power.” The terms “active” or “real” are used to modify the base term “power” to differentiate it from Reactive Power. See Power, Reactive Power, Apparent Power


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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