Definition of kilowatt-hour in English:

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(abbreviation kWh)


A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one thousand watts for one hour.
Example sentences
  • By using a 240-volt circuit (such as the outlet for an electric dryer), the car might be able to receive 240 volts at 30 amps, or 6.6 kilowatt-hours per hour.
  • It takes about 12 kilowatt-hours of electricity to charge the car after a 50-mile trip.
  • The power plant generated 5.22 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, up 4.8 per cent from the previous year.

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