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, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt is equal to 0.001 megawatts, so use this simple formula to convert:

megawatts = kilowatts × 0.001

The power in megawatts is equal to the kilowatts multiplied by 0.001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatts to megawatts using the formula above.
5 kW = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 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 109. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

Kilowatt Measurements and Equivalent Megawatt Conversions

Common kilowatt values converted to the equivalent megawatt value
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
11 kW 0.011 MW
12 kW 0.012 MW
13 kW 0.013 MW
14 kW 0.014 MW
15 kW 0.015 MW
16 kW 0.016 MW
17 kW 0.017 MW
18 kW 0.018 MW
19 kW 0.019 MW
20 kW 0.02 MW
21 kW 0.021 MW
22 kW 0.022 MW
23 kW 0.023 MW
24 kW 0.024 MW
25 kW 0.025 MW
26 kW 0.026 MW
27 kW 0.027 MW
28 kW 0.028 MW
29 kW 0.029 MW
30 kW 0.03 MW
31 kW 0.031 MW
32 kW 0.032 MW
33 kW 0.033 MW
34 kW 0.034 MW
35 kW 0.035 MW
36 kW 0.036 MW
37 kW 0.037 MW
38 kW 0.038 MW
39 kW 0.039 MW
40 kW 0.04 MW

More Kilowatt Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 kW is equal to 1,000 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 kW is equal to 1,000,000,000 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 kW is equal to 1,000,000 milliwatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Mechanical Horsepower
1 kW is equal to 1.341022 mechanical horsepower
Convert to Electric Horsepower
1 kW is equal to 1.340483 electric horsepower
Convert to Btu Per Hour
1 kW is equal to 3,412.14 btu per hour
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 kW is equal to 860.420815 kilocalories per hour