# Kilowatt-hours to Kilojoules Conversion

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

**Results in Kilojoules:**

## How to Convert Kilowatt-hours to Kilojoules

To convert a kilowatt-hour measurement to a kilojoule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt-hour is equal to 3,600 kilojoules, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in kilojoules is equal to the kilowatt-hours multiplied by 3,600.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilowatt-hours to kilojoules using the formula above.

Kilowatt-hours and kilojoules 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]}

## Kilojoules

One kilojoule is equal to 1,000 joules, which are the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The kilojoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 10^{3}. Kilojoules can be abbreviated as *kJ*; for example, 1 kilojoule can be written as 1 kJ.

## Kilowatt-hour to Kilojoule Conversion Table

Kilowatt-hours | Kilojoules |
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0.001 kWh | 3.6 kJ |

0.002 kWh | 7.2 kJ |

0.003 kWh | 10.8 kJ |

0.004 kWh | 14.4 kJ |

0.005 kWh | 18 kJ |

0.006 kWh | 21.6 kJ |

0.007 kWh | 25.2 kJ |

0.008 kWh | 28.8 kJ |

0.009 kWh | 32.4 kJ |

0.01 kWh | 36 kJ |

0.02 kWh | 72 kJ |

0.03 kWh | 108 kJ |

0.04 kWh | 144 kJ |

0.05 kWh | 180 kJ |

0.06 kWh | 216 kJ |

0.07 kWh | 252 kJ |

0.08 kWh | 288 kJ |

0.09 kWh | 324 kJ |

0.1 kWh | 360 kJ |

0.2 kWh | 720 kJ |

0.3 kWh | 1,080 kJ |

0.4 kWh | 1,440 kJ |

0.5 kWh | 1,800 kJ |

0.6 kWh | 2,160 kJ |

0.7 kWh | 2,520 kJ |

0.8 kWh | 2,880 kJ |

0.9 kWh | 3,240 kJ |

1 kWh | 3,600 kJ |

## 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