What is kWh?

- kWh is a unit of energy.
- kWh =
**k**ilo**W**att**h**our. - Watt is a unit of power.
- A kilo is a one thousand multiplier.
- A kWh is the amount of power consumed/generated over a period of one hour.
- For example, a 100 Watt light globe left on for 10 hours would consume 1kWh, that is, 100 Watts x 10 hours = 1,000 Watt hours = 1kWh.
- 1kWh = 3.6 Mega Joules.
- 1kW = 1.34 Horsepower.