# Kilocalories to Megawatt-hours Conversion

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

**Results in Megawatt-hours:**

## How to Convert Kilocalories to Megawatt-hours

To convert a kilocalorie measurement to a megawatt-hour measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilocalorie is equal to 1.1622E-6 megawatt-hours, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in megawatt-hours is equal to the kilocalories multiplied by 1.1622E-6.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500,000 kilocalories to megawatt-hours using the formula above.

Kilocalories and megawatt-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.

## Megawatt-hours

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

Megawatt-hours are usually abbreviated as *MWh*, although the formally adopted expression is *MW·h*. The abbreviation *MW h* is also sometimes used. For example, 1 megawatt-hour can be written as 1 MWh, 1 MW·h, or 1 MW 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 Megawatt-hour Conversion Table

Kilocalories | Megawatt-hours |
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1 kcal | 0.0000011622 MWh |

2 kcal | 0.0000023244 MWh |

3 kcal | 0.0000034867 MWh |

4 kcal | 0.0000046489 MWh |

5 kcal | 0.0000058111 MWh |

6 kcal | 0.0000069733 MWh |

7 kcal | 0.0000081356 MWh |

8 kcal | 0.0000092978 MWh |

9 kcal | 0.00001046 MWh |

10 kcal | 0.000011622 MWh |

100 kcal | 0.000116 MWh |

1,000 kcal | 0.001162 MWh |

10,000 kcal | 0.011622 MWh |

100,000 kcal | 0.116222 MWh |

1,000,000 kcal | 1.1622 MWh |

## 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