Understanding Your Bill

What's watt


Some electrifying words to know:

Watt (abbreviated W)-- A basic unit of electrical power used for measuring work done.

Kilowatt (kW) -- 1,000 watts

Megawatt (MW)-- 1,000 kilowatts or 1 million watts.

Kilowatt Hour (kWh)-- A unit of work or energy equal to using 1,000 watts for one hour. Your bill is computed according to the number of kWhs you use.

Horsepower ( h.p.)-- A unit equal to 746 watts. Usually used to measure the power of motors.

Ampere (Amp)-- The measure of current flowing through a wire.

Voltage (Volt)-- The force which moves electric current through a conductor from the origin to the point of use.