Capacity Factor (Electric)

Capacity Factor (Electric)

The amount of energy that a power generation asset produces as a fraction of the amount of energy that could have been processed if the asset were operated at its rated capacity 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  [SourceThe Potential Benefits of Distributed Generation and Rate-Related Issues That May Impede Their Expansion, U.S. Department of Energy, February 2007, p.xiv.]