What is a kilowatt an hour?

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There's no such thing. "Kilowatt" is a rate of using or moving energy. Unless

you're doing something really weird and unusual in an electronics lab, you'd

never have any use for a "rate per hour".

Mathematically, I guess that unit is analogous to an acceleration. It would

describe how the rate of using energy is growing or shrinking. Its dimensions

would be " Force - distance/Time2 ". After 50 years in the business, I've honestly

never heard of it. That could mean that I've led a sheltered existence, but

I prefer to understand from it that I've simply never encountered anything

where it was needed.

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