Convert Megawatts to Electric Horsepower

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1 MW = 1,340.482574 hp(E)

How to Convert Megawatts to Electric Horsepower

To convert a megawatt measurement to an electric horsepower measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One megawatt is equal to 1,340.482574 electric horsepower, so use this simple formula to convert:

electric horsepower = megawatts × 1,340.482574

The power in electric horsepower is equal to the megawatts multiplied by 1,340.482574.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatts to electric horsepower using the formula above.
5 MW = (5 × 1,340.482574) = 6,702.412869 hp(E)

Megawatts and electric horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Megawatts

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.

Electric Horsepower

Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.

The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E), for example 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).

Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Electric Horsepower Conversions

Common megawatt values converted to the equivalent electric horsepower value
Megawatts Electric Horsepower
1 MW 1,340 hp(E)
2 MW 2,681 hp(E)
3 MW 4,021 hp(E)
4 MW 5,362 hp(E)
5 MW 6,702 hp(E)
6 MW 8,043 hp(E)
7 MW 9,383 hp(E)
8 MW 10,724 hp(E)
9 MW 12,064 hp(E)
10 MW 13,405 hp(E)
11 MW 14,745 hp(E)
12 MW 16,086 hp(E)
13 MW 17,426 hp(E)
14 MW 18,767 hp(E)
15 MW 20,107 hp(E)
16 MW 21,448 hp(E)
17 MW 22,788 hp(E)
18 MW 24,129 hp(E)
19 MW 25,469 hp(E)
20 MW 26,810 hp(E)
21 MW 28,150 hp(E)
22 MW 29,491 hp(E)
23 MW 30,831 hp(E)
24 MW 32,172 hp(E)
25 MW 33,512 hp(E)
26 MW 34,853 hp(E)
27 MW 36,193 hp(E)
28 MW 37,534 hp(E)
29 MW 38,874 hp(E)
30 MW 40,214 hp(E)
31 MW 41,555 hp(E)
32 MW 42,895 hp(E)
33 MW 44,236 hp(E)
34 MW 45,576 hp(E)
35 MW 46,917 hp(E)
36 MW 48,257 hp(E)
37 MW 49,598 hp(E)
38 MW 50,938 hp(E)
39 MW 52,279 hp(E)
40 MW 53,619 hp(E)

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 Btu Per Hour
1 MW is equal to 3,412,142.5 btu per hour
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 MW is equal to 860,420.8 kilocalories per hour