# Kilowatt-hours to Megacalories Conversion

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

**Results in Megacalories:**

## How to Convert Kilowatt-hours to Megacalories

To convert a kilowatt-hour measurement to a megacalorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio.

Since one kilowatt-hour is equal to 0.860421 megacalories, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in megacalories is equal to the kilowatt-hours multiplied by 0.860421.

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

Kilowatt-hours and megacalories 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]}

## Megacalories

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which are the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. One megacalorie is equal to 4.184 megajoules.

Megacalories can be abbreviated as *Mcal*; for example, 1 megacalorie can be written as 1 Mcal.

## Kilowatt-hour to Megacalorie Conversion Table

Kilowatt-hours | Megacalories |
---|---|

1 kWh | 0.860421 Mcal |

2 kWh | 1.7208 Mcal |

3 kWh | 2.5813 Mcal |

4 kWh | 3.4417 Mcal |

5 kWh | 4.3021 Mcal |

6 kWh | 5.1625 Mcal |

7 kWh | 6.0229 Mcal |

8 kWh | 6.8834 Mcal |

9 kWh | 7.7438 Mcal |

10 kWh | 8.6042 Mcal |

11 kWh | 9.4646 Mcal |

12 kWh | 10.33 Mcal |

13 kWh | 11.19 Mcal |

14 kWh | 12.05 Mcal |

15 kWh | 12.91 Mcal |

16 kWh | 13.77 Mcal |

17 kWh | 14.63 Mcal |

18 kWh | 15.49 Mcal |

19 kWh | 16.35 Mcal |

20 kWh | 17.21 Mcal |

21 kWh | 18.07 Mcal |

22 kWh | 18.93 Mcal |

23 kWh | 19.79 Mcal |

24 kWh | 20.65 Mcal |

25 kWh | 21.51 Mcal |

26 kWh | 22.37 Mcal |

27 kWh | 23.23 Mcal |

28 kWh | 24.09 Mcal |

29 kWh | 24.95 Mcal |

30 kWh | 25.81 Mcal |

31 kWh | 26.67 Mcal |

32 kWh | 27.53 Mcal |

33 kWh | 28.39 Mcal |

34 kWh | 29.25 Mcal |

35 kWh | 30.11 Mcal |

36 kWh | 30.98 Mcal |

37 kWh | 31.84 Mcal |

38 kWh | 32.7 Mcal |

39 kWh | 33.56 Mcal |

40 kWh | 34.42 Mcal |

## 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