# Calories to Megawatt-hours Conversion

Enter the energy in calories below to get the value converted to megawatt-hours.

**Results in Megawatt-hours:**

## How to Convert Calories to Megawatt-hours

To convert a calorie measurement to a megawatt-hour measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio.

Since one calorie is equal to 1.1622E-9 megawatt-hours, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in megawatt-hours is equal to the calories multiplied by 1.1622E-9.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500,000,000 calories to megawatt-hours using the formula above.

Calories and megawatt-hours are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Calories

One calorie is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie." When both the calorie and large calorie are used in the same context it is common to refer to the calorie as a "small calorie."

Calories can be abbreviated as *cal*; for example, 1 calorie can be written as 1 cal.

## Megawatt-hours

A megawatt-hour is a measure of electrical energy equal to one megawatt, or 1,000,000 watts, of power over a one hour period. Megawatt-hours are a measure of electrical work performed over a period of time, and are often used as a way of measuring energy usage by electric companies.

Megawatt-hours are usually abbreviated as *MWh*, although the formally adopted expression is *MW·h*. The abbreviation *MW h* is also sometimes used. For example, 1 megawatt-hour can be written as 1 MWh, 1 MW·h, or 1 MW h.

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## Calorie to Megawatt-hour Conversion Table

Calories | Megawatt-hours |
---|---|

1 cal | 0.0000000011622 MWh |

2 cal | 0.0000000023244 MWh |

3 cal | 0.0000000034867 MWh |

4 cal | 0.0000000046489 MWh |

5 cal | 0.0000000058111 MWh |

6 cal | 0.0000000069733 MWh |

7 cal | 0.0000000081356 MWh |

8 cal | 0.0000000092978 MWh |

9 cal | 0.00000001046 MWh |

10 cal | 0.000000011622 MWh |

100 cal | 0.00000011622 MWh |

1,000 cal | 0.0000011622 MWh |

10,000 cal | 0.000011622 MWh |

100,000 cal | 0.000116 MWh |

1,000,000 cal | 0.001162 MWh |

10,000,000 cal | 0.011622 MWh |

100,000,000 cal | 0.116222 MWh |

1,000,000,000 cal | 1.1622 MWh |

## References

- Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf