Kilowatts to Megawatts Converter

Enter the power in kilowatts below to get the value converted to megawatts.

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How to Convert Kilowatts to Megawatts

To convert a measurement in kilowatts to a measurement in megawatts, divide the power by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 kilowatts/megawatt.

Since one megawatt is equal to 1,000 kilowatts, you can use this simple formula to convert:

megawatts = kilowatts ÷ 1,000

The power in megawatts is equal to the power in kilowatts divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 kilowatts to megawatts using the formula above.
megawatts = (5,000 kW ÷ 1,000) = 5 MW

Kilowatts and megawatts are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Kilowatt?

One kilowatt is the power equal to 1,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000 joules per second.

The kilowatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW; for example, 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

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What Is a Megawatt?

One megawatt is the power equal to 1,000,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000,000 joules per second.

The megawatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for millions, or 106. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW; for example, 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

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Kilowatt to Megawatt Conversion Table

Table showing various kilowatt measurements converted to megawatts.
Kilowatts Megawatts
1 kW 0.001 MW
2 kW 0.002 MW
3 kW 0.003 MW
4 kW 0.004 MW
5 kW 0.005 MW
6 kW 0.006 MW
7 kW 0.007 MW
8 kW 0.008 MW
9 kW 0.009 MW
10 kW 0.01 MW
20 kW 0.02 MW
30 kW 0.03 MW
40 kW 0.04 MW
50 kW 0.05 MW
60 kW 0.06 MW
70 kW 0.07 MW
80 kW 0.08 MW
90 kW 0.09 MW
100 kW 0.1 MW
200 kW 0.2 MW
300 kW 0.3 MW
400 kW 0.4 MW
500 kW 0.5 MW
600 kW 0.6 MW
700 kW 0.7 MW
800 kW 0.8 MW
900 kW 0.9 MW
1,000 kW 1 MW

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