Megawatt-Hours to Kilocalories Converter

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


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1 MWh = 860,420.650096 kcal

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How to Convert Megawatt-Hours to Kilocalories

To convert a measurement in megawatt-hours to a measurement in kilocalories, multiply the energy by the following conversion ratio: 860,420.650096 kilocalories/megawatt-hour.

Since one megawatt-hour is equal to 860,420.650096 kilocalories, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilocalories = megawatt-hours × 860,420.650096

The energy in kilocalories is equal to the energy in megawatt-hours multiplied by 860,420.650096.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatt-hours to kilocalories using the formula above.
kilocalories = (5 MWh × 860,420.650096) = 4,302,103.250478 kcal

How Many Kilocalories Are in a Megawatt-Hour?

There are 860,420.650096 kilocalories in a megawatt-hour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 MWh = 860,420.650096 kcal

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

What Is a Megawatt-Hour?

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]

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What Is a Kilocalorie?

One kilocalorie, is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Kilocalories can be abbreviated as kcal; for example, 1 kilocalorie can be written as 1 kcal.

When being used to measure nutrition or metabolic processes, the large calorie is used, which is equal to one kilocalorie.

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Megawatt-Hour to Kilocalorie Conversion Table

Table showing various megawatt-hour measurements converted to kilocalories.
Megawatt-hours Kilocalories
0.00001 MWh 8.6042 kcal
0.00002 MWh 17.21 kcal
0.00003 MWh 25.81 kcal
0.00004 MWh 34.42 kcal
0.00005 MWh 43.02 kcal
0.00006 MWh 51.63 kcal
0.00007 MWh 60.23 kcal
0.00008 MWh 68.83 kcal
0.00009 MWh 77.44 kcal
0.000001 MWh 0.860421 kcal
0.00001 MWh 8.6042 kcal
0.0001 MWh 86.04 kcal
0.001 MWh 860.42 kcal
0.01 MWh 8,604 kcal
0.1 MWh 86,042 kcal
1 MWh 860,421 kcal


  1. Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019,

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