Convert Kilowatts to Megawatts

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

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1 kW = 0.001 MW

How to Convert Kilowatts to Megawatts

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

megawatts = kilowatts ÷ 1,000

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

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

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

Kilowatts

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 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

Megawatts

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 106. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

Kilowatt to Megawatt Conversion Table

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