In another thread, someone said the following:
As I'm sure you have discovered from the forums, there was some poor wording for the effect of standard tech tokens on production locations in the manual. "Doubles its production" actually means "activates twice", so a common production location with both a standard tech token, and an advanced scoring tech token would score 2 VP per production phase.
But nowhere in the rules, or on any card do they use the term 'activate' when describing the use of a Production Location ability, whether it be yours or someone else's that you are using via a card effect. The word 'activate' is used exclusively in reference to the use of Action Locations abilities.