- Apr 29, 2019
Use this thread to discuss backup power generation.
No, not particular to me. Let me explain by working it backwards. Remember that kW is the amount of power being used instantaneously (as in right at this instant), while kWh is the amount of energy used over a period of time (not necessarily per hour, but just over any unit of time, even as it has the word "hour" in the unit).Thanks for this helpful overview. Can you please explain why it's necessary to multiple the peak power usage by 4 to calculate peak load? Is that particular to your situation?
The bill says I used 6 kWh of energy over that 15 minute period (1/4 of an hour).How much energy would you have used in just 1/4 of an hour?