# Megacalories to Megawatt-hours Conversion

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

**Results in Megawatt-hours:**

## How to Convert Megacalories to Megawatt-hours

To convert a megacalorie measurement to a megawatt-hour measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megacalorie is equal to 0.001162 megawatt-hours, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in megawatt-hours is equal to the megacalories multiplied by 0.001162.

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

Megacalories and megawatt-hours are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## 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.

## 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.

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]}

## Megacalorie to Megawatt-hour Conversion Table

Megacalories | Megawatt-hours |
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1 Mcal | 0.001162 MWh |

2 Mcal | 0.002324 MWh |

3 Mcal | 0.003487 MWh |

4 Mcal | 0.004649 MWh |

5 Mcal | 0.005811 MWh |

6 Mcal | 0.006973 MWh |

7 Mcal | 0.008136 MWh |

8 Mcal | 0.009298 MWh |

9 Mcal | 0.01046 MWh |

10 Mcal | 0.011622 MWh |

20 Mcal | 0.023244 MWh |

30 Mcal | 0.034867 MWh |

40 Mcal | 0.046489 MWh |

50 Mcal | 0.058111 MWh |

60 Mcal | 0.069733 MWh |

70 Mcal | 0.081356 MWh |

80 Mcal | 0.092978 MWh |

90 Mcal | 0.1046 MWh |

100 Mcal | 0.116222 MWh |

200 Mcal | 0.232444 MWh |

300 Mcal | 0.348667 MWh |

400 Mcal | 0.464889 MWh |

500 Mcal | 0.581111 MWh |

600 Mcal | 0.697333 MWh |

700 Mcal | 0.813556 MWh |

800 Mcal | 0.929778 MWh |

900 Mcal | 1.046 MWh |

1,000 Mcal | 1.1622 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