What does kilowatt (kW) mean?

Kilowatts (kW) are a measurement of power. One kilowatt can generate one thousand watts of power. In other words, one kilowatt is equivalent to one thousand watts. Kilowatts are most commonly used to measure the output of electricity generation plants and electric motors.

A kilowatt is equal to the rate of energy production in a specific time period.
Thus, one kilowatt is equal to one thousand watts. To put this into perspective, one kilowatt can supply electricity to roughly seven hundred to eight hundred standard household receptacles.

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