# About how many homes will 102 megawatts power?

Average power consumption for a person in the UK is 650 W. Assuming an average load of 3 kW per household 102 MW would power about 34,000 homes, sometimes more, sometimes less.

### Who uses engineering notation?

Engineering notation is similar to scientific notation, with the constraint that the power of ten must be a multiple of 3 (or -3) or zero. Example: 1. x 102 = 100. x 100 The advantage of engineering notation, is that moving between different metric prefixes (such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, milli-, micro-, nano-) is easier, because they change by a factor of 103. So in the example above with 1. x 102, if the units…