# Megawatts to Watts Converter

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

Results in Watts: 0.001 MW = 1,000 W

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## How to Convert Megawatts to Watts

To convert a measurement in megawatts to a measurement in watts, multiply the power by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000 watts/megawatt.

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

watts = megawatts × 1,000,000

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

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

### 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

## What Is a Megawatt?

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 millions, or 106. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW; for example, 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

## What Is a Watt?

One watt is the power equal to the rate of energy of one joule per second in an electrical circuit. 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.

PW = IA × VV

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

Table showing various megawatt measurements converted to watts.
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

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf