Convert Megawatt-hours to Gigajoules

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

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1 MWh = 3.6 GJ

How to Convert Megawatt-hours to Gigajoules

To convert a megawatt-hour measurement to a gigajoule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megawatt-hour is equal to 3.6 gigajoules, so use this simple formula to convert:

gigajoules = megawatt-hours × 3.6

The energy in gigajoules is equal to the megawatt-hours multiplied by 3.6.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatt-hours to gigajoules using the formula above.
5 MWh = (5 × 3.6) = 18 GJ

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

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 can be abbreviated as MWh, for example 1 megawatt-hour can be written as 1 MWh.

Gigajoules

One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, which are the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The gigajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for 106. Gigajoules can be abbreviated as GJ, for example 1 gigajoule can be written as 1 GJ.

Megawatt-hour Measurements and Equivalent Gigajoule Conversions

Common megawatt-hour values converted to the equivalent gigajoule value
Megawatt-hours Gigajoules
1 MWh 3.6 GJ
2 MWh 7.2 GJ
3 MWh 10.8 GJ
4 MWh 14.4 GJ
5 MWh 18 GJ
6 MWh 21.6 GJ
7 MWh 25.2 GJ
8 MWh 28.8 GJ
9 MWh 32.4 GJ
10 MWh 36 GJ
11 MWh 39.6 GJ
12 MWh 43.2 GJ
13 MWh 46.8 GJ
14 MWh 50.4 GJ
15 MWh 54 GJ
16 MWh 57.6 GJ
17 MWh 61.2 GJ
18 MWh 64.8 GJ
19 MWh 68.4 GJ
20 MWh 72 GJ
21 MWh 75.6 GJ
22 MWh 79.2 GJ
23 MWh 82.8 GJ
24 MWh 86.4 GJ
25 MWh 90 GJ
26 MWh 93.6 GJ
27 MWh 97.2 GJ
28 MWh 100.8 GJ
29 MWh 104.4 GJ
30 MWh 108 GJ
31 MWh 111.6 GJ
32 MWh 115.2 GJ
33 MWh 118.8 GJ
34 MWh 122.4 GJ
35 MWh 126 GJ
36 MWh 129.6 GJ
37 MWh 133.2 GJ
38 MWh 136.8 GJ
39 MWh 140.4 GJ
40 MWh 144 GJ

More Megawatt-hour Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Joules
1 MWh is equal to 3,600,000,000 joules
Convert to Kilojoules
1 MWh is equal to 3,600,000 kilojoules
Convert to Megajoules
1 MWh is equal to 3,600 megajoules
Calories
Convert to Calories
1 MWh is equal to 860,420,650.1 calories
Convert to Kilocalories
1 MWh is equal to 860,420.7 kilocalories
Convert to Megacalories
1 MWh is equal to 860.42065 megacalories
Watts x Time
Convert to Watt-hours
1 MWh is equal to 1,000,000 watt-hours
Convert to Kilowatt-hours
1 MWh is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours
Convert to Watt-seconds
1 MWh is equal to 3,600,000,000 watt-seconds
Thermal Units
Convert to British Thermal Units
1 MWh is equal to 3,412,141.6 british thermal units
Convert to Million BTU
1 MWh is equal to 3.412142 million BTU
Convert to Therms
1 MWh is equal to 34.121416 therms
Convert to Quads
1 MWh is equal to 3.4121E-9 quads
Electronvolts
Convert to Electronvolts
1 MWh is equal to 22,468,999,999,999,999,364,797,825,024 electronvolts
Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
1 MWh is equal to 22,469,000,000,000,001,323,302,912 kiloelectronvolts
Convert to Megaelectronvolts
1 MWh is equal to 22,469,000,000,000,000,786,432 megaelectronvolts