Definition: Kilowatt-hour

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Kilowatt-hour

A unit of measure for energy, typically applied to electricity usage; equal to the amount of energy used at a rate of 1,000 watts over the course of one hour. One kWh is equivalent to 3,412 Btu, or 3,600 kJ.[1][2]

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Also Known As
kWh
Related Terms
British thermal unitElectricityEnergyKilowattenergyelectricity generation
References
  1. http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=K
  2. http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/glossary/