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# el lambda del sistema

## English translation: the lambda of the system

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 Spanish term or phrase: el lambda del sistema English translation: the lambda of the system Entered by:

 17:45 Dec 18, 2000
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 Spanish term or phrase: el lambda del sistema (Reglamento de operacion de un sistema electrico) "Se calcula el lambda del sistema (\$/MWh) basado en los parametros de curva de eficiencia de las unidades."
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 I'd translate it literally: "the lambda of the system"... Explanation:In calculating the most economical use of generators to supply a given amount of electrical power, industrial engineering uses Lagrange multipliers, which are symbolized by the Greek letter lambda (which I can't reproduce here). However, your sentence seems to be using this term to refer to cost, in dollars per megawatt-hour. Thus: "The lambda of the system (\$/MHw) is calculated based on the parameters of the efficiency curves of the units." Hope this helps! HC
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naThe system's wavelengthLynne Williams
nalambda is equal to 5 -10; system lambda
 Marijke Singer
nasystem lambda
 Yolanda Broad
naI'd translate it literally: "the lambda of the system"...

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I'd translate it literally: "the lambda of the system"...

Explanation:
In calculating the most economical use of generators to supply a given amount of electrical power, industrial engineering uses Lagrange multipliers, which are symbolized by the Greek letter lambda (which I can't reproduce here).

However, your sentence seems to be using this term to refer to cost, in dollars per megawatt-hour. Thus: "The lambda of the system (\$/MHw) is calculated based on the parameters of the efficiency curves of the units."

Hope this helps!
HC

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (5th ed., 1994)
 HeathcliffUnited StatesLocal time: 18:45Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 843
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system lambda

Explanation:
Here is an example of precisely your context, pulled off the Web, using Google:

Hourly System Load & Lambda Data
... areas and hourly system incremental costs (System Lambda \$/MWh) data for 98 control ... to: Build load duration curves Calculate hourly profiles by day, week ...
hood.resdata.com/opri/lambda.asp

Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bcalculate%2Blambda%2Bsyste...
 Yolanda BroadUnited StatesLocal time: 21:45Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 668

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4 hrs
lambda is equal to 5 -10; system lambda

Explanation:
Hi,
Lambda is equal to 5 to the power of -10.

The international system (IS) does not allow its use.

Usually it is used as 'system lambda'. Refer to web site:
http://www.iso-ne.com/Historical_Data/hourly_definitions.htm...

LAMBDA *Pre-Market Only* is System Lambda in \$/MWh - an integrated hourly value of what the cost would have been to serve the next MWH of load.

Good luck!

 Marijke SingerUnited KingdomLocal time: 02:45Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 602

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The system's wavelength

Explanation:
Lambda can really be translated as the same word is used in English. Depending on the context it may mean wavelength: ie: the system's wavelength.

 Lynne WilliamsUnited KingdomLocal time: 02:45PRO pts in pair: 3

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