Kilocalories to Megawatt-hours Conversion

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

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1 kcal = 1.1622E-6 MWh
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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:

megawatt-hours = kilocalories × 1.1622E-6

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.
500,000 kcal = (500,000 × 1.1622E-6) = 0.581111 MWh

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

Kilocalorie measurements converted to megawatt-hours
Kilocalories Megawatt-hours
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

  1. 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