kilowatt kilowatt  /ˈkɪ lə ˌwɑt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a unit of power equal to 1000 watts

Usage(s):

  1. Utilities that produce wind power earn 2 cents for every kilowatt generated over the first 10 years of a project's operation.
  2. Conservation: The average American family uses 10,000 or so kilowatt-hours of electricity a year; quitting that grid cold-turkey can seem pretty daunting.
  3. On this principle, for each gram of the sun's hydrogen there would be about 55,000 kilowatt hours of available energy.

News

  • Welsh raises electricity rates

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the town is raising its electrical rates. The Town Council has approved an increase of $5 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours used for its 1,700 residential and commercial customers. Kevin Bihm, assistant general manager of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority, says the average retail customer will pay $7.50-$10 per month more. Current rates for Welsh are the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

Quotes

  1. "My ministry will provide financial assistance amounting to 12 rupees (30 cents) per kilowatt hour in case of solar photovoltaic and 10 rupees per kilowatt hour in case of solar thermal power fed to the electricity grid," Vilas Muttemwar said in...
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: Vilas Muttemwar Source: Reuters

  2. Dr. Johnson says he and the late James E. Hawkey co-founded the Company because "the infrared optical materials commercially available to the laser industry at the time were incapable of sustaining the kilowatt power demands being projected by...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Samuel Johnson Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. "Expanding our purchasing efforts to include various regional businesses and organizations will lead to further energy cost savings for all participants," Onorato said in a statement. "The more kilowatt hours submitted in the reverse auction,...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Dan Onorato Source: Bizjournals.com

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