Watts to Megawatts Conversion

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

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How to Convert Watts to Megawatts

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

megawatts = watts ÷ 1,000,000

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

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

Watts and megawatts are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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.

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.

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

Watt to Megawatt Conversion Table

Watt measurements converted to megawatts
Watts Megawatts
1 W 0.000001 MW
2 W 0.000002 MW
3 W 0.000003 MW
4 W 0.000004 MW
5 W 0.000005 MW
6 W 0.000006 MW
7 W 0.000007 MW
8 W 0.000008 MW
9 W 0.000009 MW
10 W 0.00001 MW
100 W 0.0001 MW
1,000 W 0.001 MW
10,000 W 0.01 MW
100,000 W 0.1 MW
1,000,000 W 1 MW

References

  1. 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