# Convert Megawatts to Kilowatts

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

**Results in Kilowatts:**

## 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:

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.

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 10^{9}. 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 10^{3}. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as *kW*, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

## Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Kilowatt Conversions

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