# How to Use kilowatt-hour in a Sentence

## kilowatt-hour

• Urban Hawaii had the highest, at 41.8 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2023
• One kilowatt-hour is the energy used by leaving a 40-watt bulb on for 24 hours.
Wayne Chang, CNN, 12 July 2023
• The average price of electricity in the US is 23 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Rhett Allain, WIRED, 14 July 2023
• In exchange, the electricity usage rate would be cut by 5 to 7 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 9 May 2024
• The Volvo nestles a 69 kilowatt-hour battery between front and rear axles, with 64 usable kWh.
IEEE Spectrum, 8 Nov. 2023
• For those reasons, LFP cells are less expensive per kilowatt-hour.
John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 4 Mar. 2023
• It’s fitted with the same power source as its older cousin in Europe, a 42 kilowatt-hour nickel manganese cobalt battery.
Kristin Shaw, Popular Science, 17 Apr. 2024
• It should be noted that the energy outputs of electric washers and dryers are measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2023
• How much energy a heater uses is measured in kilowatt-hours, which measures the energy draw per hour of your device.
Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2023
• Residential rates are 24 cents per kilowatt-hour, compared with an average of 16 cents in the U.S. mainland.
Dánica Coto, Quartz, 7 Feb. 2024
• To find out how much any appliance will cost in your home per hour, use this formula courtesy of Homes And Gardens: Cost = (power (in watts) x time (in hours)) / 1000 x cost of one kilowatt-hour.
John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 11 May 2023
• The rate for each kilowatt-hour of electricity for all residential customers would decrease by about one-third.
Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2023
• The energy capacity of a battery is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), which is how much power, in kilowatts, can be delivered over a period of time, in hours.
John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2023
• But crucially for the hybrid-electric Revuelto, this location leaves the car’s center tunnel vacant, so there is space there now for the car’s 3.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Dan Carney, Popular Science, 3 Apr. 2023
• The industry’s breakthrough price is generally considered to be about \$100 per kilowatt-hour.
Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2023
• As the figure below shows, electricity prices per kilowatt-hour (KWH) started increasing in nearly every part of the country by early 2022.
Adam A. Millsap, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023
• Electricity costs by region Average costs in cents per kilowatt-hour.
Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 30 May 2023
• Adding last year's operating margin to pay part of the debt will allow the company to keep the fuel adjuster at 5 cents per kilowatt-hour without raising it in the immediate future, Petermann wrote.
Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2023
• An electric vehicle’s fuel efficiency can be measured in kilowatt-hours per 100 miles.
Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2023
• Even with a quarter or more of peak capacity gone, aging battery packs still offer plenty of energy storage—20-to-90 kilowatt-hours, or up to three days' worth of electricity for the average American home.
John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 11 June 2023
• In its standard specification, the DSR/X packs 15.2 kilowatt-hours of usable capacity into the rectangular lithium-ion battery slung low in its trellis frame.
Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 17 Aug. 2023
• Hybrid vehicles can qualify if their batteries have a capacity of at least seven kilowatt-hours.
Jack Ewing, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2023
• As a result, 100 supplier facilities saved 2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year.
Justine Calma, The Verge, 18 Apr. 2024
• The manufacturing of advanced 3nm chips may consume almost 8 billion kilowatt-hours annually.
Rakesh Kumar, Fortune, 26 Dec. 2023
• People living in California have been paying 32 cents per kilowatt-hour compared to the national average of 18 cents, according to Energy Sage, which has monitored energy prices nationwide.
Jamie Joseph, Fox News, 19 Mar. 2024

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