# Kilowatt-Hour Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in kilowatt-hours below to convert to another unit of energy.

## What Is a Kilowatt-Hour?

A kilowatt-hour is a unit used to measure energy.

Kilowatt-hours are usually abbreviated as kWh, although the formally adopted expression is kW·h. The abbreviation kW h is also sometimes used. For example, 1 kilowatt-hour can be written as 1 kWh, 1 kW·h, or 1 kW h.

In formal expressions, the centered dot (·) or space is used to separate units used to indicate multiplication in an expression and to avoid conflicting prefixes being misinterpreted as a unit symbol.[1]

## How Much Is a Kilowatt-Hour?

A kilowatt-hour is a measure of electrical energy equal to one kilowatt, or 1,000 watts, of power over a one hour period. Kilowatt-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.

## How to Convert Kilowatt-Hours

To convert kilowatt-hours to another unit of energy, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for kilowatt-hours in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the energy measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

kilowatt-hours × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Kilowatt-Hour Conversion Table

Common kilowatt-hour values and equivalent imperial and metric energy measurements
kilowatt-hours joules kilojoules megajoules gigajoules calories kilocalories megacalories watt-hours megawatt-hours watt-seconds british thermal units million BTU therms quads electronvolts kiloelectronvolts megaelectronvolts
1 kWh 3,600,000 J 3,600 kJ 3.6 MJ 0.0036 GJ 860,421 cal 860.42065 kcal 0.860421 Mcal 1,000 Wh 0.001 MWh 3,600,000 Ws 3,412 BTU 0.003412 MMBTU 0.034121 0.0000000000034121 22,469,000,000,000,001,323,302,912 eV 22,469,000,000,000,000,786,432 keV 22,469,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
2 kWh 7,200,000 J 7,200 kJ 7.2 MJ 0.0072 GJ 1,720,841 cal 1,721 kcal 1.720841 Mcal 2,000 Wh 0.002 MWh 7,200,000 Ws 6,824 BTU 0.006824 MMBTU 0.068243 0.0000000000068243 44,939,000,000,000,003,206,545,408 eV 44,939,000,000,000,003,407,872 keV 44,939,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
3 kWh 10,800,000 J 10,800 kJ 10.8 MJ 0.0108 GJ 2,581,262 cal 2,581 kcal 2.581262 Mcal 3,000 Wh 0.003 MWh 10,800,000 Ws 10,236 BTU 0.010236 MMBTU 0.102364 0.000000000010236 67,408,000,000,000,000,234,881,024 eV 67,407,999,999,999,995,805,696 keV 67,408,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
4 kWh 14,400,000 J 14,400 kJ 14.4 MJ 0.0144 GJ 3,441,683 cal 3,442 kcal 3.441683 Mcal 4,000 Wh 0.004 MWh 14,400,000 Ws 13,649 BTU 0.013649 MMBTU 0.136486 0.000000000013649 89,878,000,000,000,006,413,090,816 eV 89,878,000,000,000,006,815,744 keV 89,878,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
5 kWh 18,000,000 J 18,000 kJ 18 MJ 0.018 GJ 4,302,103 cal 4,302 kcal 4.302103 Mcal 5,000 Wh 0.005 MWh 18,000,000 Ws 17,061 BTU 0.017061 MMBTU 0.170607 0.000000000017061 112,349,999,999,999,996,531,310,592 eV 112,350,000,000,000,004,718,592 keV 112,350,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
6 kWh 21,600,000 J 21,600 kJ 21.6 MJ 0.0216 GJ 5,162,524 cal 5,163 kcal 5.162524 Mcal 6,000 Wh 0.006 MWh 21,600,000 Ws 20,473 BTU 0.020473 MMBTU 0.204728 0.000000000020473 134,820,000,000,000,002,709,520,384 eV 134,819,999,999,999,998,951,424 keV 134,820,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
7 kWh 25,200,000 J 25,200 kJ 25.2 MJ 0.0252 GJ 6,022,945 cal 6,023 kcal 6.022945 Mcal 7,000 Wh 0.007 MWh 25,200,000 Ws 23,885 BTU 0.023885 MMBTU 0.23885 0.000000000023885 157,289,999,999,999,991,707,860,992 eV 157,290,000,000,000,009,961,472 keV 157,290,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
8 kWh 28,800,000 J 28,800 kJ 28.8 MJ 0.0288 GJ 6,883,365 cal 6,883 kcal 6.883365 Mcal 8,000 Wh 0.008 MWh 28,800,000 Ws 27,297 BTU 0.027297 MMBTU 0.272971 0.000000000027297 179,760,000,000,000,015,065,939,968 eV 179,759,999,999,999,987,417,088 keV 179,760,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
9 kWh 32,400,000 J 32,400 kJ 32.4 MJ 0.0324 GJ 7,743,786 cal 7,744 kcal 7.743786 Mcal 9,000 Wh 0.009 MWh 32,400,000 Ws 30,709 BTU 0.030709 MMBTU 0.307093 0.000000000030709 202,220,000,000,000,015,644,753,920 eV 202,219,999,999,999,996,854,272 keV 202,220,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
10 kWh 36,000,000 J 36,000 kJ 36 MJ 0.036 GJ 8,604,207 cal 8,604 kcal 8.604207 Mcal 10,000 Wh 0.01 MWh 36,000,000 Ws 34,121 BTU 0.034121 MMBTU 0.341214 0.000000000034121 224,690,000,000,000,004,643,094,528 eV 224,690,000,000,000,007,864,320 keV 224,690,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
11 kWh 39,600,000 J 39,600 kJ 39.6 MJ 0.0396 GJ 9,464,627 cal 9,465 kcal 9.464627 Mcal 11,000 Wh 0.011 MWh 39,600,000 Ws 37,534 BTU 0.037534 MMBTU 0.375336 0.000000000037534 247,159,999,999,999,993,641,435,136 eV 247,159,999,999,999,985,319,936 keV 247,160,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
12 kWh 43,200,000 J 43,200 kJ 43.2 MJ 0.0432 GJ 10,325,048 cal 10,325 kcal 10.325048 Mcal 12,000 Wh 0.012 MWh 43,200,000 Ws 40,946 BTU 0.040946 MMBTU 0.409457 0.000000000040946 269,630,000,000,000,016,999,514,112 eV 269,629,999,999,999,996,329,984 keV 269,630,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
13 kWh 46,800,000 J 46,800 kJ 46.8 MJ 0.0468 GJ 11,185,468 cal 11,185 kcal 11.185468 Mcal 13,000 Wh 0.013 MWh 46,800,000 Ws 44,358 BTU 0.044358 MMBTU 0.443578 0.000000000044358 292,100,000,000,000,005,997,854,720 eV 292,100,000,000,000,007,340,032 keV 292,100,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
14 kWh 50,400,000 J 50,400 kJ 50.4 MJ 0.0504 GJ 12,045,889 cal 12,046 kcal 12.045889 Mcal 14,000 Wh 0.014 MWh 50,400,000 Ws 47,770 BTU 0.04777 MMBTU 0.4777 0.00000000004777 314,570,000,000,000,029,355,933,696 eV 314,569,999,999,999,984,795,648 keV 314,570,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
15 kWh 54,000,000 J 54,000 kJ 54 MJ 0.054 GJ 12,906,310 cal 12,906 kcal 12.90631 Mcal 15,000 Wh 0.015 MWh 54,000,000 Ws 51,182 BTU 0.051182 MMBTU 0.511821 0.000000000051182 337,040,000,000,000,018,354,274,304 eV 337,039,999,999,999,995,805,696 keV 337,040,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
16 kWh 57,600,000 J 57,600 kJ 57.6 MJ 0.0576 GJ 13,766,730 cal 13,767 kcal 13.76673 Mcal 16,000 Wh 0.016 MWh 57,600,000 Ws 54,594 BTU 0.054594 MMBTU 0.545943 0.000000000054594 359,510,000,000,000,007,352,614,912 eV 359,510,000,000,000,006,815,744 keV 359,510,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
17 kWh 61,200,000 J 61,200 kJ 61.2 MJ 0.0612 GJ 14,627,151 cal 14,627 kcal 14.627151 Mcal 17,000 Wh 0.017 MWh 61,200,000 Ws 58,006 BTU 0.058006 MMBTU 0.580064 0.000000000058006 381,979,999,999,999,996,350,955,520 eV 381,980,000,000,000,017,825,792 keV 381,980,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
18 kWh 64,800,000 J 64,800 kJ 64.8 MJ 0.0648 GJ 15,487,572 cal 15,488 kcal 15.487572 Mcal 18,000 Wh 0.018 MWh 64,800,000 Ws 61,419 BTU 0.061419 MMBTU 0.614185 0.000000000061419 404,449,999,999,999,985,349,296,128 eV 404,450,000,000,000,028,835,840 keV 404,450,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
19 kWh 68,400,000 J 68,400 kJ 68.4 MJ 0.0684 GJ 16,347,992 cal 16,348 kcal 16.347992 Mcal 19,000 Wh 0.019 MWh 68,400,000 Ws 64,831 BTU 0.064831 MMBTU 0.648307 0.000000000064831 426,919,999,999,999,974,347,636,736 eV 426,919,999,999,999,972,737,024 keV 426,920,000,000,000,000,000 MeV
20 kWh 72,000,000 J 72,000 kJ 72 MJ 0.072 GJ 17,208,413 cal 17,208 kcal 17.208413 Mcal 20,000 Wh 0.02 MWh 72,000,000 Ws 68,243 BTU 0.068243 MMBTU 0.682428 0.000000000068243 449,390,000,000,000,032,065,454,080 eV 449,389,999,999,999,983,747,072 keV 449,390,000,000,000,000,000 MeV

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## References

1. Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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