I had a few questions about how electrical generator works on an aircraft, the 787 to be specific although I know it is similar for all aircraft.
So the 787 engines have 2 VFSG each which are rated at 250 KW each which is 1000 KW -> 1 MW which is said to power a 2000 population town. Since the power is generated using the rotation of the engine, im assuming it does not always produce 1 MW , only at peak rotations?
What on earth in the plane sucks that much energy, I know the 787 is a more electric aircraft, but still how much power does it really take? If the total power output of the plane is 1.45 MW, I'm assuming the APU Gens are able to provide 0.45 MW in total to the airplane.
If there is so much power available, why does load shedding still occur in aircraft?