North American Network Operators Group Date Prev  Date Next  Date Index  Thread Index  Author Index  Historical Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Alex Rubenstein wrote: Since you like Wikipedia so much, why don't you look it up:Huh?more like 154,000,000 BTU, /12000 or 12,798 tons.Well, the bigger problem here is that a watt is a measure of power (engergy/time) and a BTU is a unit of energy. There is no dimensionless conversion factor between the two. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt Watt is not amount of power but amount of power produced during time, i.e. its speed of energy consumption. However kwatthour (I've never heard of watthour, but I suppose that maybe used too..) is actually amount of energy consumed  more precisely X kwr its how much energy device would consume if it were consuming energy at exactly the same speed of X kw for entire hour.  William Leibzon Elan Networks william@elan.net
