Kilowatt-hours to Kilocalories Conversion

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

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1 kWh = 860.42065 kcal

How to Convert Kilowatt-hours to Kilocalories

To convert a kilowatt-hour measurement to a kilocalorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt-hour is equal to 860.42065 kilocalories, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilocalories = kilowatt-hours × 860.42065

The energy in kilocalories is equal to the kilowatt-hours multiplied by 860.42065.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatt-hours to kilocalories using the formula above.
5 kWh = (5 × 860.42065) = 4,302.10325 kcal

Kilowatt-hours and kilocalories 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]

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-hour to Kilocalorie Conversion Table

Kilowatt-hour measurements converted to kilocalories
Kilowatt-hours Kilocalories
1 kWh 860.42 kcal
2 kWh 1,721 kcal
3 kWh 2,581 kcal
4 kWh 3,442 kcal
5 kWh 4,302 kcal
6 kWh 5,163 kcal
7 kWh 6,023 kcal
8 kWh 6,883 kcal
9 kWh 7,744 kcal
10 kWh 8,604 kcal
11 kWh 9,465 kcal
12 kWh 10,325 kcal
13 kWh 11,185 kcal
14 kWh 12,046 kcal
15 kWh 12,906 kcal
16 kWh 13,767 kcal
17 kWh 14,627 kcal
18 kWh 15,488 kcal
19 kWh 16,348 kcal
20 kWh 17,208 kcal
21 kWh 18,069 kcal
22 kWh 18,929 kcal
23 kWh 19,790 kcal
24 kWh 20,650 kcal
25 kWh 21,511 kcal
26 kWh 22,371 kcal
27 kWh 23,231 kcal
28 kWh 24,092 kcal
29 kWh 24,952 kcal
30 kWh 25,813 kcal
31 kWh 26,673 kcal
32 kWh 27,533 kcal
33 kWh 28,394 kcal
34 kWh 29,254 kcal
35 kWh 30,115 kcal
36 kWh 30,975 kcal
37 kWh 31,836 kcal
38 kWh 32,696 kcal
39 kWh 33,556 kcal
40 kWh 34,417 kcal

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