**What is a Kilowatt-Hour?**

#### A kilowatt-hour, otherwise known as a kWh, is a way to measure how much energy you’re using.

#### It’s not the number of kilowatts you’re using in an hour, even though that seems to make sense. **A kWh equals the amount of energy you would use by keeping a 1,000 watt appliance running for one hour.** In metric, 1,000 = kilo, so 1,000 watts equals a kilowatt.

#### For instance, if you turned on a 100 watt bulb, it would take 10 hours to use one kilowatt-hour of energy. A 2,000 watt appliance, on the other hand, would only take half an hour. It all comes down to dividing the number of watts in an appliance into 1,000.

**What Is A Kilowatt?**

#### A kilowatt is a unit of energy that carries a lot of significance in everyday life — it’s the base unit used in the routine measurement for electrical energy. All the appliances and gadgets in your home consume electricity measured in kilowatts.

**kWh to kW Kilowatt-hours to kilowatts Conversion Calculator**

**How to convert kilowatts-hour to kilowatts**

#### You can calculate kilowatt from kilowatt-hour and hours, but you can’t convert kilowatt-hour to kilowatt, since kilowatt-hour and kilowatt units represent different quantities.

**Kilowatts-hour to kilowatts calculation formula**

#### The power P in kilowatts (kW) is equal to the energy E in kilowatt-hour (kWh), divided by the time period t in hours (hr):

*P*_{(kW)} = *E*_{(kWh)}* */* t*_{(hr)}

*P*

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*E*

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*t*

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#### So

**kilowatt = kilowatt-hour / hour**

#### or

**kW = kWh / h**

**Example**

#### What is the power consumption in kilowatts when the energy consumption is 15 kilowatt-hour for time duration of 3 hours?

*P* = 15 kWh / 3 h = 5 kW

*P*= 15 kWh / 3 h = 5 kW

**kWh to kW Conversions**

Energy in kWh | Time in hours | Power in kW |
---|---|---|

100 kWh | 1 Hrs | 100 kW |

100 kWh | 2 Hrs | 50 kW |

100 kWh | 3 Hrs | 33.33 kW |

100 kWh | 4 Hrs | 25 kW |

100 kWh | 5 Hrs | 20 kW |

100 kWh | 6 Hrs | 16.67 kW |

100 kWh | 7 Hrs | 14.29 kW |

100 kWh | 8 Hrs | 12.5 kW |

100 kWh | 9 Hrs | 11.11 kW |

100 kWh | 10 Hrs | 10 kW |

100 kWh | 15 Hrs | 6.67 kW |

100 kWh | 20 Hrs | 5 kW |

100 kWh | 25 Hrs | 4 kW |

100 kWh | 30 Hrs | 3.33 kW |

100 kWh | 35 Hrs | 2.86 kW |

100 kWh | 40 Hrs | 2.5 kW |

100 kWh | 45 Hrs | 2.22 kW |

100 kWh | 50 Hrs | 2 kW |

100 kWh | 55 Hrs | 1.82 kW |

100 kWh | 60 Hrs | 1.67 kW |

100 kWh | 65 Hrs | 1.54 kW |

100 kWh | 70 Hrs | 1.43 kW |

100 kWh | 75 Hrs | 1.33 kW |

100 kWh | 80 Hrs | 1.25 kW |

100 kWh | 85 Hrs | 1.18 kW |

100 kWh | 90 Hrs | 1.11 kW |

100 kWh | 95 Hrs | 1.05 kW |

100 kWh | 100 Hrs | 1 kW |