# Kilowatt-hours to Calories Conversion

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

**Results in Calories:**

## 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:

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.

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 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]}

## 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 to Calorie Conversion Table

Kilowatt-hours | Calories |
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0.00001 kWh | 8.6042 cal |

0.00002 kWh | 17.21 cal |

0.00003 kWh | 25.81 cal |

0.00004 kWh | 34.42 cal |

0.00005 kWh | 43.02 cal |

0.00006 kWh | 51.63 cal |

0.00007 kWh | 60.23 cal |

0.00008 kWh | 68.83 cal |

0.00009 kWh | 77.44 cal |

0.000001 kWh | 0.860421 cal |

0.00001 kWh | 8.6042 cal |

0.0001 kWh | 86.04 cal |

0.001 kWh | 860.42 cal |

0.01 kWh | 8,604 cal |

0.1 kWh | 86,042 cal |

1 kWh | 860,421 cal |

## 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