- The rate at which power is consumed by a device or unit (such as a building), usually expressed in kilowatt-hours, Btu/hour, or horsepower-hours.
- The power drawn from a source, such as that utilized by a load. Also called power drain (1).
- The rate at which power is drawn from a source. Usually expressed in watts. Also called power drain (3).
- synonympower drain
- The load or process that draws the power utilized in power consumption (1).