# Megawatt Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in megawatts below to convert to another unit of power.

## What Is a Megawatt?

A megawatt is a unit used to measure power.

The megawatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for millions, or 106. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW; for example, 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

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## How Much Is a Megawatt?

One megawatt is the power equal to 1,000,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000,000 joules per second.

## How to Convert Megawatts

To convert megawatts to another unit of power, 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.[1]

You can find the conversion factors for megawatts in the conversion table below.

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

megawatts × conversion factor = result

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

## Megawatt Conversion Table

Megawatts and the equivalent power measurements
megawatts watts microwatts milliwatts kilowatts horsepower btu per hour kilocalories per hour
1 MW 1,000,000 W 1,000,000,000,000 µW 1,000,000,000 mW 1,000 kW 1,341 hp 3,412,142 Btu/h 860,421 kcal/h
2 MW 2,000,000 W 2,000,000,000,000 µW 2,000,000,000 mW 2,000 kW 2,682 hp 6,824,285 Btu/h 1,720,842 kcal/h
3 MW 3,000,000 W 3,000,000,000,000 µW 3,000,000,000 mW 3,000 kW 4,023 hp 10,236,427 Btu/h 2,581,262 kcal/h
4 MW 4,000,000 W 4,000,000,000,000 µW 4,000,000,000 mW 4,000 kW 5,364 hp 13,648,570 Btu/h 3,441,683 kcal/h
5 MW 5,000,000 W 5,000,000,000,000 µW 5,000,000,000 mW 5,000 kW 6,705 hp 17,060,712 Btu/h 4,302,104 kcal/h
6 MW 6,000,000 W 6,000,000,000,000 µW 6,000,000,000 mW 6,000 kW 8,046 hp 20,472,855 Btu/h 5,162,525 kcal/h
7 MW 7,000,000 W 7,000,000,000,000 µW 7,000,000,000 mW 7,000 kW 9,387 hp 23,884,997 Btu/h 6,022,946 kcal/h
8 MW 8,000,000 W 8,000,000,000,000 µW 8,000,000,000 mW 8,000 kW 10,728 hp 27,297,140 Btu/h 6,883,367 kcal/h
9 MW 9,000,000 W 9,000,000,000,000 µW 9,000,000,000 mW 9,000 kW 12,069 hp 30,709,282 Btu/h 7,743,787 kcal/h
10 MW 10,000,000 W 10,000,000,000,000 µW 10,000,000,000 mW 10,000 kW 13,410 hp 34,121,425 Btu/h 8,604,208 kcal/h
11 MW 11,000,000 W 11,000,000,000,000 µW 11,000,000,000 mW 11,000 kW 14,751 hp 37,533,567 Btu/h 9,464,629 kcal/h
12 MW 12,000,000 W 12,000,000,000,000 µW 12,000,000,000 mW 12,000 kW 16,092 hp 40,945,709 Btu/h 10,325,050 kcal/h
13 MW 13,000,000 W 13,000,000,000,000 µW 13,000,000,000 mW 13,000 kW 17,433 hp 44,357,852 Btu/h 11,185,471 kcal/h
14 MW 14,000,000 W 14,000,000,000,000 µW 14,000,000,000 mW 14,000 kW 18,774 hp 47,769,994 Btu/h 12,045,891 kcal/h
15 MW 15,000,000 W 15,000,000,000,000 µW 15,000,000,000 mW 15,000 kW 20,115 hp 51,182,137 Btu/h 12,906,312 kcal/h
16 MW 16,000,000 W 16,000,000,000,000 µW 16,000,000,000 mW 16,000 kW 21,456 hp 54,594,279 Btu/h 13,766,733 kcal/h
17 MW 17,000,000 W 17,000,000,000,000 µW 17,000,000,000 mW 17,000 kW 22,797 hp 58,006,422 Btu/h 14,627,154 kcal/h
18 MW 18,000,000 W 18,000,000,000,000 µW 18,000,000,000 mW 18,000 kW 24,138 hp 61,418,564 Btu/h 15,487,575 kcal/h
19 MW 19,000,000 W 19,000,000,000,000 µW 19,000,000,000 mW 19,000 kW 25,479 hp 64,830,707 Btu/h 16,347,995 kcal/h
20 MW 20,000,000 W 20,000,000,000,000 µW 20,000,000,000 mW 20,000 kW 26,820 hp 68,242,849 Btu/h 17,208,416 kcal/h

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## References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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