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GLOSSARY

K

kBtu: One thousand (1,000) British thermal units.

Kerosene: Certain colorless, low–sulfur oil products that burn without producing much smoke.

Kilovolt (kV): Distribution lines in residential areas usually are 12 kV or 12,000 volts. A unit of energy equivalent to one thousand volts.

Kilowatt (kW): A unit of measure of the amount of electricity needed to operate given equipment. On a hot summer afternoon, a typical home, with central air conditioning and other equipment in use, might have a demand of four kW each hour. A unit of energy equivalent to one thousand watts.

Kilowatthour (kWh): A unit of energy that measures the amount of power produced or used over a one-hour time interval. A 100-watt light bulb operating for ten hours would use one kWh of energy. A unit of energy equivalent to one thousand watthours.