# Megawatts to Watts Conversion

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

**Results in Watts:**

## How to Convert Megawatts to Watts

To convert a megawatt measurement to a watt measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio.

Since one megawatt is equal to 1,000,000 watts, you can use this simple formula to convert:

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

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

### How Many Watts are in a Megawatt?

There are **1,000,000** watts in a megawatt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 MW = 1,000,000 W

Megawatts and watts 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^{6}. Megawatts can be abbreviated as *MW*; for example, 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

## Watts

One watt is the power equal to the rate of energy of one joule per second in an electrical circuit.^{[1]} One watt is also equal to the power produced in a circuit with a voltage potential of one volt with a current of one amp.

The watt is the SI derived unit for power in the metric system. Watts can be abbreviated as *W*; for example, 1 watt can be written as 1 W.

Watt's Law states the relationship between power, current, and voltage. Using Watt's Law, it's possible to express the power in watts as an expression using current and voltage.

P_{W} = I_{A} × V_{V}

The power in watts is equal to the current in amperes times the potential difference in volts.

Combining this with Ohm's Law, it's also possible to express the power in watts using resistance in addition to volts and amps.

## Megawatt to Watt Conversion Table

Megawatts | Watts |
---|---|

0.000001 MW | 1 W |

0.000002 MW | 2 W |

0.000003 MW | 3 W |

0.000004 MW | 4 W |

0.000005 MW | 5 W |

0.000006 MW | 6 W |

0.000007 MW | 7 W |

0.000008 MW | 8 W |

0.000009 MW | 9 W |

0.0000001 MW | 0.1 W |

0.000001 MW | 1 W |

0.00001 MW | 10 W |

0.0001 MW | 100 W |

0.001 MW | 1,000 W |

0.01 MW | 10,000 W |

0.1 MW | 100,000 W |

1 MW | 1,000,000 W |

## References

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf