Btus To Megawatt Hours Conversion


1 Btu = 0.00000029329722222222 MWh

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How to convert btus to megawatt hours (Btu to MWh)

The formula for converting btus to megawatt hours is: MWh = Btu × 0.00000029329722222222. To calculate the btu value in megawatt hours first substitute the btu value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 btu in megawatt hours we follow these steps:

MWh = Btu × 0.00000029329722222222

MWh = 1 × 0.00000029329722222222

MWh = 0.00000029329722222222

In other words, 1 btu is equal to 0.00000029329722222222 megawatt hours.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 3 btus to megawatt hours is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: MWh = Btu × 0.00000029329722222222
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 3 for Btu so the formula becomes: MWh = 3 × 0.00000029329722222222
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 3 × 0.00000029329722222222 = 0.00000087989166666666 MWh

In summary, 3 btus is equal to 0.00000087989166666666 megawatt hours.

Converting megawatt hours to btus

In order to convert the other way around i.e. megawatt hours to btus, you would use the following formula: Btu = MWh × 3414425.9497. To convert megawatt hours to btus first substitute the megawatt hour value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 megawatt hour in btus we follow these steps:

Btu = MWh × 3414425.9497

Btu = 1 × 3414425.9497

Btu = 3414425.9497

Or in other words, 1 megawatt hour is equal to 3414425.9497 btus.

Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Btu?

BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is a unit of heat energy commonly used in the United States and some other countries. One BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at a constant pressure.
In SI units, one BTU is approximately equal to 1,055 joules. It is often used in the context of heating, air conditioning, and energy-related applications, especially in the United States. For example, the heating or cooling capacity of air conditioning systems, as well as the energy content of fuels such as natural gas, is often expressed in BTUs.
For comparison, 1 BTU is roughly equivalent to the energy released by burning a match. In practical terms, it's a relatively small unit of energy, but it's useful for everyday applications involving heating or cooling.

What is a Megawatt Hour?

A megawatt-hour (MWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one million watt-hours or 1,000 kilowatt-hours. It is commonly used in the context of large-scale electricity generation, distribution, and consumption.
Mathematically, 1 megawatt-hour is equal to: 1 MWh = 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) = 1,000,000 watt-hours (Wh).
Megawatt-hours are used by utility companies, industries, and large institutions to measure and quantify significant amounts of electricity. One megawatt-hour represents the energy consumption of one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) of power over the course of one hour. It's a standard unit used to assess the energy output or consumption of power plants, estimate the electricity needs of cities, and calculate the efficiency and productivity of industrial processes.

Btus To Megawatt Hours Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common btus to megawatt hours conversion values.

British Thermal Unit (Btu)Megawatt Hour (MWh)
1 Btu0.00000029329722222222 MWh
2 Btu0.00000058659444444444 MWh
3 Btu0.00000087989166666666 MWh
4 Btu0.00000117318888888888 MWh
5 Btu0.0000014664861111111 MWh
6 Btu0.00000175978333333332 MWh
7 Btu0.00000205308055555554 MWh
8 Btu0.00000234637777777776 MWh
9 Btu0.00000263967499999998 MWh
10 Btu0.0000029329722222222 MWh
11 Btu0.00000322626944444442 MWh
12 Btu0.00000351956666666664 MWh
13 Btu0.00000381286388888886 MWh

Other Common Btu Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from btus to other energy units.

1 btu in joules1055.87 J
1 btu in megajoules0.00105587 MJ
1 btu in calories252.19021687207 cal
1 btu in watt hours0.29329722222222 Wh
1 btu in kilowatt hours0.00029329722222222 kWh
1 btu in therms0.00001 thm