Convert Megawatts to Kilowatts

Enter the power in megawatts below to get the value converted to kilowatts.

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1 MW = 1,000 kW

How to Convert Megawatts to Kilowatts

To convert a megawatt measurement to a kilowatt measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One megawatt is equal to 1,000 kilowatts, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilowatts = megawatts × 1,000

The power in kilowatts is equal to the megawatts multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatts to kilowatts using the formula above.
5 MW = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 kW

Megawatts and kilowatts 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.

Kilowatts

One kilowatt is the power equal to 1,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000 joules per second.

The kilowatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Kilowatt Conversions

Common megawatt values converted to the equivalent kilowatt value
Megawatts Kilowatts
1 MW 1,000 kW
2 MW 2,000 kW
3 MW 3,000 kW
4 MW 4,000 kW
5 MW 5,000 kW
6 MW 6,000 kW
7 MW 7,000 kW
8 MW 8,000 kW
9 MW 9,000 kW
10 MW 10,000 kW
11 MW 11,000 kW
12 MW 12,000 kW
13 MW 13,000 kW
14 MW 14,000 kW
15 MW 15,000 kW
16 MW 16,000 kW
17 MW 17,000 kW
18 MW 18,000 kW
19 MW 19,000 kW
20 MW 20,000 kW
21 MW 21,000 kW
22 MW 22,000 kW
23 MW 23,000 kW
24 MW 24,000 kW
25 MW 25,000 kW
26 MW 26,000 kW
27 MW 27,000 kW
28 MW 28,000 kW
29 MW 29,000 kW
30 MW 30,000 kW
31 MW 31,000 kW
32 MW 32,000 kW
33 MW 33,000 kW
34 MW 34,000 kW
35 MW 35,000 kW
36 MW 36,000 kW
37 MW 37,000 kW
38 MW 38,000 kW
39 MW 39,000 kW
40 MW 40,000 kW

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
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
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