# Convert Megawatts to Milliwatts

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

**Results in Milliwatts:**

## How to Convert Megawatts to Milliwatts

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

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

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 megawatts to milliwatts using the formula above.

Megawatts and milliwatts 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.

## Milliwatts

One milliwatt is the power equal to 1/1,000 of a watt, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1/1,000 of a joule per second.

The milliwatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10^{-3}. Milliwatts can be abbreviated as *mW*, for example 1 milliwatt can be written as 1 mW.

## Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Milliwatt Conversions

Megawatts | Milliwatts |
---|---|

1 MW | 1,000,000,000 mW |

2 MW | 2,000,000,000 mW |

3 MW | 3,000,000,000 mW |

4 MW | 4,000,000,000 mW |

5 MW | 5,000,000,000 mW |

6 MW | 6,000,000,000 mW |

7 MW | 7,000,000,000 mW |

8 MW | 8,000,000,000 mW |

9 MW | 9,000,000,000 mW |

10 MW | 10,000,000,000 mW |

11 MW | 11,000,000,000 mW |

12 MW | 12,000,000,000 mW |

13 MW | 13,000,000,000 mW |

14 MW | 14,000,000,000 mW |

15 MW | 15,000,000,000 mW |

16 MW | 16,000,000,000 mW |

17 MW | 17,000,000,000 mW |

18 MW | 18,000,000,000 mW |

19 MW | 19,000,000,000 mW |

20 MW | 20,000,000,000 mW |

21 MW | 21,000,000,000 mW |

22 MW | 22,000,000,000 mW |

23 MW | 23,000,000,000 mW |

24 MW | 24,000,000,000 mW |

25 MW | 25,000,000,000 mW |

26 MW | 26,000,000,000 mW |

27 MW | 27,000,000,000 mW |

28 MW | 28,000,000,000 mW |

29 MW | 29,000,000,000 mW |

30 MW | 30,000,000,000 mW |

31 MW | 31,000,000,000 mW |

32 MW | 32,000,000,000 mW |

33 MW | 33,000,000,000 mW |

34 MW | 34,000,000,000 mW |

35 MW | 35,000,000,000 mW |

36 MW | 36,000,000,000 mW |

37 MW | 37,000,000,000 mW |

38 MW | 38,000,000,000 mW |

39 MW | 39,000,000,000 mW |

40 MW | 40,000,000,000 mW |

## 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 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
- 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

## Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

## 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.