# Kilocalories to Kilowatt-hours Conversion

Enter the energy in kilocalories below to get the value converted to kilowatt-hours.

**Results in Kilowatt-hours:**

## How to Convert Kilocalories to Kilowatt-hours

To convert a kilocalorie measurement to a kilowatt-hour measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio.

Since one kilocalorie is equal to 0.001162 kilowatt-hours, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in kilowatt-hours is equal to the kilocalories multiplied by 0.001162.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500 kilocalories to kilowatt-hours using the formula above.

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

## Kilocalories

One kilocalorie, is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Kilocalories can be abbreviated as *kcal*; for example, 1 kilocalorie can be written as 1 kcal.

When being used to measure nutrition or metabolic processes, the large calorie is used, which is equal to one kilocalorie.

## Kilowatt-hours

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.

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]}

## Kilocalorie to Kilowatt-hour Conversion Table

Kilocalories | Kilowatt-hours |
---|---|

1 kcal | 0.001162 kWh |

2 kcal | 0.002324 kWh |

3 kcal | 0.003487 kWh |

4 kcal | 0.004649 kWh |

5 kcal | 0.005811 kWh |

6 kcal | 0.006973 kWh |

7 kcal | 0.008136 kWh |

8 kcal | 0.009298 kWh |

9 kcal | 0.01046 kWh |

10 kcal | 0.011622 kWh |

20 kcal | 0.023244 kWh |

30 kcal | 0.034867 kWh |

40 kcal | 0.046489 kWh |

50 kcal | 0.058111 kWh |

60 kcal | 0.069733 kWh |

70 kcal | 0.081356 kWh |

80 kcal | 0.092978 kWh |

90 kcal | 0.1046 kWh |

100 kcal | 0.116222 kWh |

200 kcal | 0.232444 kWh |

300 kcal | 0.348667 kWh |

400 kcal | 0.464889 kWh |

500 kcal | 0.581111 kWh |

600 kcal | 0.697333 kWh |

700 kcal | 0.813556 kWh |

800 kcal | 0.929778 kWh |

900 kcal | 1.046 kWh |

1,000 kcal | 1.1622 kWh |

## 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