# Megawatts Conversion

The megawatt is a unit used to measure power. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about megawatts.

## Megawatt Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of power to convert to.

**SI Units**

- Convert megawatts to watts
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,000,000 watts
- Convert megawatts to microwatts
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 microwatts
- Convert megawatts to milliwatts
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,000,000,000 milliwatts
- Convert megawatts to kilowatts
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,000 kilowatts

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert megawatts to mechanical horsepower
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,341 mechanical horsepower
- Convert megawatts to electric horsepower
- 1 megawatt is equal to 1,340 electric horsepower
- Convert megawatts to btu per hour
- 1 megawatt is equal to 3,412,142 btu per hour

**Other Units**

- Convert megawatts to kilocalories per hour
- 1 megawatt is equal to 860,421 kilocalories per hour

## Megawatt Definition and Usage

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.

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 10^{9}. Megawatts can be abbreviated as *MW*, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

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## Megawatts Measurement Conversion Table

megawatts | watts | microwatts | milliwatts | kilowatts | mechanical horsepower | electric 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(I) | 1,340 hp(E) | 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(I) | 2,681 hp(E) | 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(I) | 4,021 hp(E) | 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(I) | 5,362 hp(E) | 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(I) | 6,702 hp(E) | 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(I) | 8,043 hp(E) | 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(I) | 9,383 hp(E) | 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(I) | 10,724 hp(E) | 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(I) | 12,064 hp(E) | 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(I) | 13,405 hp(E) | 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(I) | 14,745 hp(E) | 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(I) | 16,086 hp(E) | 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(I) | 17,426 hp(E) | 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(I) | 18,767 hp(E) | 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(I) | 20,107 hp(E) | 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(I) | 21,448 hp(E) | 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(I) | 22,788 hp(E) | 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(I) | 24,129 hp(E) | 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(I) | 25,469 hp(E) | 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(I) | 26,810 hp(E) | 68,242,849 Btu/h | 17,208,416 kcal/h |

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