Understanding Your Bill
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.