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# How much does geothermal energy cost per kilowatt hour in the US?

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## Related Questions A kilowatt is a unit of power, while a kilowatt hour is a unit of energy. Power is the rate that energy is used. This means that something that operates at 1 kilowatt for 1 hour uses 1 kilowatt hour of energy. Discussing the cost of a kilowatt is nonsensical. If you want to discuss the cost of a unit of electrical energy, Kilowatt-hour makes sense.  Nope. "Kilowatt" is a rate of using electric energy. The longer you keep usinga kilowatt, the more energy you'll use, and the higher your electric bill will be.The unit of energy that appears on your bill is the "kilowatt-hour". It mightsurprise you to learn that the kilowatt-hour is the amount of energy you useif you use energy at the rate of one kilowatt and you keep it up for one hour. It is a unit of energy. If energy is transferred at a rate (power) of one kilowatt, during one hour, then one kilowatt-hour (kilowatt times hour) of energy will be transferred. Since a joule is equal to a watt-second, a kilowatt-hour is the same as 3.6 million joules. The kilowatt is a unit of power (energy / time); the kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy - the energy equivalent to the power of 1 kW, during one hour. The kilowatt-hour is equivalent to 3.6 x 106 Joule (a Joule is the same as a Watt-second).The kilowatt-hour is commonly used as a unit to charge for electrical energy. Note that you pay for electrical energy, not for electrical power. The energy 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) is 3600000 joules.AnswerThere is no such thing as a 'kilowatt per hour'. You probably mean 'kilowatt hour'?  There is no such thing as a "kilowatt per hour". Kilowatt is a unit of power, not of energy. A unit of energy is kilowatt-hour. That's kilowatt times hours, not "per" hour ("per" implies division, not multiplication). If a generator produces 10 kilowatts, that means it produces 10 kilowatt-hours every hour.  I pay .07 cents a kilowatt.AnswerA kilowatt measures power, which is the rate at which you use energy. You do not pay for power but, rather, for energy. For the purpose of billing consumers, energy is measured in kilowatt hours (kW.h).So, the above answer should read 0.07 cents per kilowatt hour. It's different in different areas & at different times.Additional AnswerThere is no such thing as a kilowatt per hour. You are probably thinking of a kilowatt hour (kW.h) -which is a unit of measurement for energy. As the first answer says, it varies according to which company supplies you. (700 watts) x (10 hours/day) x (30 days/month) x (1 kilowatt / 1,000 watts) =(700 x 10 x 30 / 1,000) (watt - hour - day - kilowatt / day - month - watt) =210 kilowatt-hour / monthWe're guessing that the actual cost of your electric energy is \$0.09 per kilowatt-hour.(210 kilowatt-hour / month) x (\$0.09 / kilowatt-hour) = \$18.90 per month . rate is \$0.27 per kilowatt hour from Allegheny Energy in Damascus, MD 1 kilowatt is 1000 watts, a measure of power, which is the rate at which energy is converted. Energy is measured in kilowatt-hours. (the question is the same as asking: 'how far is a knot?') But a kilowatt running for 1 hour converts 1 kilowatt-hour. If running for 10 hours it is 10 kilowatt-hours. Hope that helps. Your question confuses energy and power and, therefore, doesn't really make any sense!A kilowatt hour is used to measure energy, and the kilowatt is used to measure power. These are two different quantities, so you cannot convert one into the other. However, you could determine how many kilowatt hours of energy has been consumed over a specific period of time, if you know the rate of consumption (i.e. the power).A kilowatt is the rate of consuming energy, while the kilowatt hour is the amount of energy consumed.Incidentally, the kilowatt hour is not the SI unit for energy. The SI unit is the joule. The kilowatt hour is just a unit of measurement for energy, it isn't bad for energy in any way. Take the amount of kWh that the meter states that you have used and multiply it by the cost of a kWh in your area.Another AnswerSubtract the energy meter reading from the previous billing period from that from the current billing period to determine the number of kilowatt hours used during that period. Multiply this difference by the cost per kilowatt hour charged by your energy provider. Note, however, some energy providers have a complicated billing system (tariff) in which the cost per kilowatt hour changes according to the amount of energy you use: x cents per kilowatt hour for the first so many kilowatt hours, y cents per kilowatt hour for the next so many kilowatt hours, and so on. Additionally, there may be a multiplication factor based on the changing price of fuel.  Kilowatt is a measure of the rate of energy use. It is 1,000 Watts or 1,000 Joules per second. A kilowatt hour is 1,000 Joules per second for 3,600 seconds or 3,600,000 Joules. This means a Kilowatt hour not a rate but a measure of total energy used. This depends on the cost per kilowatt hour in your area. We pay for the electricity by the kilowatt hour. An energy-efficient lightbulb has a low kilowatt usage rating. A 400-watt light uses energy at the rate of 0.4 kilowatt. In 1 hour, it uses 0.4 kilowatt-hour of energy. \$0.91200 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh) Yanceyville NC (2006) 5 kilowatt of electricity used in 2 hours is 5 x 2 = 10 kilowatt-hoursScroll down to related links below.Additional AnswerA kilowatt hour (kW.h) is a unit of measurement for energy, and is used by electricity companies for the purpose of billing consumers for the energy they purchase. In science and engineering, it is more usual to measure energy in joules (J).A kilowatt hour represents the energy used at the rate of one kilowatt over a period of one hour, where the kilowatt is a unit for power (rate of energy consumption or expenditure).

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