1. ## Units of electricity

Hi there,
I am doing some IELTS writing tasks (1). And I am kind of stuck because of lacking relevant vocabulary.

"Units of electricity"

What are the other ways to express it? For example: 10,000 units of electricity. Can you think of any other way to express it?

Thanks.

2. ## Re: Units of electricity

There are "volts", "watts", and "kilowatts" for examples.

3. ## Re: Units of electricity

Electrical consumption is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kwh).

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4. ## Re: Units of electricity

I am not a teacher.

As a demand for electricity, I'd choose watts or some multiple of watts, such as kilowatts or megawatts. It's a question of scale.

5. ## Re: Units of electricity

Originally Posted by tedmc
Electrical consumption is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kwh).

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In the UK our electrical bills may have the number of kWh we use described as a number of 'units' consumed although they are the same thing, depending on which supplier you use.

6. ## Re: Units of electricity

Originally Posted by Roman55
I am not a teacher.

As a demand for electricity, I'd choose watts or some multiple of watts, such as kilowatts or megawatts. It's a question of scale.
Correct. The amount of power being used at any one time is in watts. The total amount of energy used is in kWh.

If you are using a 1000 W hair dryer, you are using 1000 W. If you use it for an hour, you have consumed a kWh.

7. ## Re: Units of electricity

I have read all of your comments and thank you so much for being so nice. Now, can I say like this? "10,000 watts of electricity" or "20,000 volts of electricity"
As you can see this is all about IELTS. You may also see the image I have attached.

8. ## Re: Units of electricity

It's watts or kilowatts. The volts isn't supposed to fluctuate.

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