Definitions for "Kilowatt-Hour"
Keywords:  kwh, watt, bulb, consumption, hour
The standard unit of measure for electrical energy use. One kWh is used to light a 100-watt bulb for 10 hours. Smith College pays approximately 8¢ per kWh, but this is expected to rise dramatically in the near future. Smith uses about 25,000,000 kWh per year, equivalent to 2800 average homes in the US.
A unit of electrical energy equivalent to 1 kilowatt of power used for 1 hour. 1 kWh is equivalent to 3,412 Btu.
The basic unit of electric energy equal to one kilowatt or 1,000 watts of power used for one hour. For example, a 100 watt light bulb that burns for 10 hours = 1 kWh (100 watts x 10 hrs).