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

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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 106. 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 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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