Electric facts

Posted Sept. 12, 2009, at 1:22 p.m.

The annual electricity consumption in the U.S. is about 4,000 billion kilowatt-hours. This implies, on average, that each of us uses a bit over 1 kilowatt 24-7. Only one-third of this energy is used in the residential sector. Two-thirds are used in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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