Convert Kilowatt-hours to Calories

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

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1 kWh = 860,420.650096 cal

How to Convert Kilowatt-hours to Calories

To convert a kilowatt-hour measurement to a calorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt-hour is equal to 860,420.650096 calories, so use this simple formula to convert:

calories = kilowatt-hours × 860,420.650096

The energy in calories is equal to the kilowatt-hours multiplied by 860,420.650096.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatt-hours to calories using the formula above.
5 kWh = (5 × 860,420.650096) = 4,302,103.250478 cal

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

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 can be abbreviated as kWh, for example 1 kilowatt-hour can be written as 1 kWh.

Calories

One calorie is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie." When both the calorie and large calorie are used in the same context it is common to refer to the calorie as a "small calorie."

Calories can be abbreviated as cal, for example 1 calorie can be written as 1 cal.

Kilowatt-hour Measurements and Equivalent Calorie Conversions

Common kilowatt-hour values converted to the equivalent calorie value
Kilowatt-hours Calories
1 kWh 860,421 cal
2 kWh 1,720,841 cal
3 kWh 2,581,262 cal
4 kWh 3,441,683 cal
5 kWh 4,302,103 cal
6 kWh 5,162,524 cal
7 kWh 6,022,945 cal
8 kWh 6,883,365 cal
9 kWh 7,743,786 cal
10 kWh 8,604,207 cal
11 kWh 9,464,627 cal
12 kWh 10,325,048 cal
13 kWh 11,185,468 cal
14 kWh 12,045,889 cal
15 kWh 12,906,310 cal
16 kWh 13,766,730 cal
17 kWh 14,627,151 cal
18 kWh 15,487,572 cal
19 kWh 16,347,992 cal
20 kWh 17,208,413 cal
21 kWh 18,068,834 cal
22 kWh 18,929,254 cal
23 kWh 19,789,675 cal
24 kWh 20,650,096 cal
25 kWh 21,510,516 cal
26 kWh 22,370,937 cal
27 kWh 23,231,358 cal
28 kWh 24,091,778 cal
29 kWh 24,952,199 cal
30 kWh 25,812,620 cal
31 kWh 26,673,040 cal
32 kWh 27,533,461 cal
33 kWh 28,393,881 cal
34 kWh 29,254,302 cal
35 kWh 30,114,723 cal
36 kWh 30,975,143 cal
37 kWh 31,835,564 cal
38 kWh 32,695,985 cal
39 kWh 33,556,405 cal
40 kWh 34,416,826 cal

More Kilowatt-hour Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Joules
1 kWh is equal to 3,600,000 joules
Convert to Kilojoules
1 kWh is equal to 3,600 kilojoules
Convert to Megajoules
1 kWh is equal to 3.6 megajoules
Convert to Gigajoules
1 kWh is equal to 0.0036 gigajoules
Calories
Convert to Kilocalories
1 kWh is equal to 860.42065 kilocalories
Convert to Megacalories
1 kWh is equal to 0.860421 megacalories
Watts x Time
Convert to Watt-hours
1 kWh is equal to 1,000 watt-hours
Convert to Megawatt-hours
1 kWh is equal to 0.001 megawatt-hours
Convert to Watt-seconds
1 kWh is equal to 3,600,000 watt-seconds
Thermal Units
Convert to British Thermal Units
1 kWh is equal to 3,412.14 british thermal units
Convert to Million BTU
1 kWh is equal to 0.003412 million BTU
Convert to Therms
1 kWh is equal to 0.034121 therms
Convert to Quads
1 kWh is equal to 3.4121E-12 quads
Electronvolts
Convert to Electronvolts
1 kWh is equal to 22,469,000,000,000,001,323,302,912 electronvolts
Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
1 kWh is equal to 22,469,000,000,000,000,786,432 kiloelectronvolts
Convert to Megaelectronvolts
1 kWh is equal to 22,469,000,000,000,000,000 megaelectronvolts