# Megawatt-hours to Kilojoules Conversion

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

**Results in Kilojoules:**

## How to Convert Megawatt-hours to Kilojoules

To convert a megawatt-hour measurement to a kilojoule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megawatt-hour is equal to 3,600,000 kilojoules, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in kilojoules is equal to the megawatt-hours multiplied by 3,600,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 megawatt-hours to kilojoules using the formula above.

Megawatt-hours and kilojoules 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 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]}

## Kilojoules

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

The kilojoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 10^{3}. Kilojoules can be abbreviated as *kJ*, for example 1 kilojoule can be written as 1 kJ.

## Megawatt-hour to Kilojoule Conversion Table

Megawatt-hours | Kilojoules |
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0.000001 MWh | 3.6 kJ |

0.000002 MWh | 7.2 kJ |

0.000003 MWh | 10.8 kJ |

0.000004 MWh | 14.4 kJ |

0.000005 MWh | 18 kJ |

0.000006 MWh | 21.6 kJ |

0.000007 MWh | 25.2 kJ |

0.000008 MWh | 28.8 kJ |

0.000009 MWh | 32.4 kJ |

0.0000001 MWh | 0.36 kJ |

0.000001 MWh | 3.6 kJ |

0.00001 MWh | 36 kJ |

0.0001 MWh | 360 kJ |

0.001 MWh | 3,600 kJ |

0.01 MWh | 36,000 kJ |

0.1 MWh | 360,000 kJ |

1 MWh | 3,600,000 kJ |

## 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