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Perhaps it would be well to, early on, establish some useful units. Perhaps most folks (I'm a scientist anyhow) don't like "Megawatts" and may prefer "Enough power to supply 20-thousand houses" but the ladder is pretty subjective, I suspect, and doesn't include industrial and comercial power uses. How many "homes" equals an aluminum smelter?
I wonder, at leasst here in the Northwest, if we might consder a large hydropower dam, Bonneville dam for example, as a bench mark. How many, or what fraction of, a "Bonneville Dam Unit" might a wind farm or tidal or wave project, or fossil fuel plant for that matter, might any project supply?
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