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What is a Kilowatt-Hour?

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Before you can truly understand how much energy you’re using and how much electricity can cost you, it’s important to first understand how electricity is measured. 

Electricity is commonly measured and charged by the kilowatt-hour (kWh). One kWh is equal to the power consumption of one thousand watts sustained for one hour. In essence, it's a building's total energy consumption over a designated period of time.  

But, what does that mean in real terms and what can you do with one single kWh? 

As it turns out, a lot. 

To help put one kilowatt hour in context, we've created a new infographic that overviews how one kilowatt-hour is calculated and what common activities use one kilowatt-hour. 

Check out "The Power of a Kilowatt-Hour" infographic to learn more. 

Posted: March 16, 2016

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