# Kilowatt-hours to Megawatt-hours Conversion

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

**Results in Megawatt-hours:**

## How to Convert Kilowatt-hours to Megawatt-hours

To convert a kilowatt-hour measurement to a megawatt-hour measurement, divide the energy by the conversion ratio. One megawatt-hour is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in megawatt-hours is equal to the kilowatt-hours divided by 1,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500 kilowatt-hours to megawatt-hours using the formula above.

Kilowatt-hours and megawatt-hours 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]}

## Megawatt-hours

A megawatt-hour is a measure of electrical energy equal to one megawatt, or 1,000,000 watts, of power over a one hour period. Megawatt-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.

Megawatt-hours are usually abbreviated as *MWh*, although the formally adopted expression is *MW·h*. The abbreviation *MW h* is also sometimes used. For example, 1 megawatt-hour can be written as 1 MWh, 1 MW·h, or 1 MW h.

## Kilowatt-hour to Megawatt-hour Conversion Table

Kilowatt-hours | Megawatt-hours |
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1 kWh | 0.001 MWh |

2 kWh | 0.002 MWh |

3 kWh | 0.003 MWh |

4 kWh | 0.004 MWh |

5 kWh | 0.005 MWh |

6 kWh | 0.006 MWh |

7 kWh | 0.007 MWh |

8 kWh | 0.008 MWh |

9 kWh | 0.009 MWh |

10 kWh | 0.01 MWh |

20 kWh | 0.02 MWh |

30 kWh | 0.03 MWh |

40 kWh | 0.04 MWh |

50 kWh | 0.05 MWh |

60 kWh | 0.06 MWh |

70 kWh | 0.07 MWh |

80 kWh | 0.08 MWh |

90 kWh | 0.09 MWh |

100 kWh | 0.1 MWh |

200 kWh | 0.2 MWh |

300 kWh | 0.3 MWh |

400 kWh | 0.4 MWh |

500 kWh | 0.5 MWh |

600 kWh | 0.6 MWh |

700 kWh | 0.7 MWh |

800 kWh | 0.8 MWh |

900 kWh | 0.9 MWh |

1,000 kWh | 1 MWh |

## 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