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English translation: electrical energy

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16:54 Sep 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: elektrische Arbeit (2nd posting)
I'm expanding context for the previously posted question:
"Der Strompreis setzt sich suzammen aus:
einem Jahresleistungspreis für die Vorhaltung der elektrischen Leistung.
einem Arbeitspreis für die abgenommene elektrische Arbeit.
einem Startpreis für jeden Bezugsbeginn nach einer Bezugsunterbrechung.
Der Leistungspreis beträgt 450 DM/kW
Der Arbeitspreis beträgt 3,1 Pf/kWh."

Considering the prices given, is this not generation costs, or something different from "electrical work"?
thanks to all in advance.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 23:16
English translation:electrical energy
Explanation:
It is electrical energy, related to energy consumption (Energieverbrauch, which is measured in Watt Hours or Kilo Watt Hours, thus kWh.
The "Watt" portion by itself is power (elektrische Leistung), as in 100 Watt light bulb.
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Manfred Mondt
United States
Local time: 17:16
Grading comment
I really think it's Energieverbrauch, except that this is between electric distributors.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nafor the purchased energy
Maya Jurt
naelectrical energyKralicky
naelectrical energyManfred Mondt
namaintainance and repair workUschi (Ursula) Walke
naelectrical workmtrent1


  

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20 mins
electrical work


Explanation:
From the context of the letter, I think that this fits ok

mtrent1
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29 mins
maintainance and repair work


Explanation:
I'm not sure about the term, but this it what it means.

In many countries we can now buy electricity supply from a number of providers, but there still has to be another company to maintain the lines, which we can also contact for repairs in case of a breakdown.

E.g. if I lived in Germany and bought my electricity from Scandinavia, I would still have to contact the local electricity board if I found myself without power because a tree fell on the line. Such expenditure has to be included in the bill and based on unsage.

Hope this helps a little.

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 08:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Martin Schneekloth: great description
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Kiddo! unsage meant to read usage! ;o)

disagree  Roland Grefer: typically refers to power consumption.
20 hrs
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36 mins
electrical energy


Explanation:
It is electrical energy, related to energy consumption (Energieverbrauch, which is measured in Watt Hours or Kilo Watt Hours, thus kWh.
The "Watt" portion by itself is power (elektrische Leistung), as in 100 Watt light bulb.

Manfred Mondt
United States
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 252
Grading comment
I really think it's Energieverbrauch, except that this is between electric distributors.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Martin Schneekloth: Text refers to both electrical energy as well as "arbeit". Therefore, it cannot be the same
2 hrs

agree  Roland Grefer: disagree with mschneek, though; differentiates between power provided and power consumed.
20 hrs
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2 hrs
electrical energy


Explanation:
you see the explanation in your last sentence.
Der Arbeitspreis betraegt 3,1 Pf/kWh.
Kilo watt hour means energy.


    Meine Stromrechnung in Deutschland
Kralicky
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6 hrs
for the purchased energy


Explanation:
That's finally what it seems to mean.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
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