Convert Megawatts to Btu Per Hour

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1 MW = 3,412,142.450123 Btu/h

How to Convert Megawatts to Btu Per Hour

To convert a megawatt measurement to a btu per hour measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One megawatt is equal to 3,412,142.450123 btu per hour, so use this simple formula to convert:

btu per hour = megawatts × 3,412,142.450123

The power in btu per hour is equal to the megawatts multiplied by 3,412,142.450123.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatts to btu per hour using the formula above.
5 MW = (5 × 3,412,142.450123) = 17,060,712.250615 Btu/h

Megawatts and btu per hour are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


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.

Btu Per Hour

One BTU per hour is equal to one british thermal unit, or the energy needed to heat one pound of water 1 °F, for one hour.

The btu per hour is a US customary unit of power. Btu per hour can be abbreviated as Btu/h, for example 1 btu per hour can be written as 1 Btu/h.

Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Btu Per Hour Conversions

Common megawatt values converted to the equivalent btu per hour value
Megawatts Btu Per Hour
1 MW 3,412,142 Btu/h
2 MW 6,824,285 Btu/h
3 MW 10,236,427 Btu/h
4 MW 13,648,570 Btu/h
5 MW 17,060,712 Btu/h
6 MW 20,472,855 Btu/h
7 MW 23,884,997 Btu/h
8 MW 27,297,140 Btu/h
9 MW 30,709,282 Btu/h
10 MW 34,121,425 Btu/h
11 MW 37,533,567 Btu/h
12 MW 40,945,709 Btu/h
13 MW 44,357,852 Btu/h
14 MW 47,769,994 Btu/h
15 MW 51,182,137 Btu/h
16 MW 54,594,279 Btu/h
17 MW 58,006,422 Btu/h
18 MW 61,418,564 Btu/h
19 MW 64,830,707 Btu/h
20 MW 68,242,849 Btu/h
21 MW 71,654,991 Btu/h
22 MW 75,067,134 Btu/h
23 MW 78,479,276 Btu/h
24 MW 81,891,419 Btu/h
25 MW 85,303,561 Btu/h
26 MW 88,715,704 Btu/h
27 MW 92,127,846 Btu/h
28 MW 95,539,989 Btu/h
29 MW 98,952,131 Btu/h
30 MW 102,364,274 Btu/h
31 MW 105,776,416 Btu/h
32 MW 109,188,558 Btu/h
33 MW 112,600,701 Btu/h
34 MW 116,012,843 Btu/h
35 MW 119,424,986 Btu/h
36 MW 122,837,128 Btu/h
37 MW 126,249,271 Btu/h
38 MW 129,661,413 Btu/h
39 MW 133,073,556 Btu/h
40 MW 136,485,698 Btu/h

More Megawatt Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000,000 milliwatts
Convert to Kilowatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000 kilowatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Mechanical Horsepower
1 MW is equal to 1,341.02 mechanical horsepower
Convert to Electric Horsepower
1 MW is equal to 1,340.48 electric horsepower
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 MW is equal to 860,420.8 kilocalories per hour

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.