I didn't quite understand what they meant by "2000W". A watt is a rate of doing work - i.e. 2000 Joules per second. 2000W could mean 48kwh - or 17520kwh per year - that would be a rather high usage wouldn't it? At least for the UK. My annual average usage in Montreal is around 19,000kwh for everything, heat, light and some of the hot water. But in a UK context, that would be rather high wouldn't it? And that 19Mwh I use is for two people - so individually we're closer to 1100W. Of course, this figure is only for the house and doesn't include transport.
Anyone have any idea what is really being postulated? I don't want to read the whole thesis if there is a one line summary that makes sense (I didn't see one from the pieces I read).
Paul in Montreal.