Kilowatt Hours To Megawatt Hours Conversion

kWh

1 kWh = 0.001 MWh

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How to convert kilowatt hours to megawatt hours (kWh to MWh)

The formula for converting kilowatt hours to megawatt hours is: MWh = kWh × 0.001. To calculate the kilowatt hour value in megawatt hours first substitute the kilowatt hour value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilowatt hour in megawatt hours we follow these steps:

MWh = kWh × 0.001

MWh = 1 × 0.001

MWh = 0.001

In other words, 1 kilowatt hour is equal to 0.001 megawatt hours.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 8 kilowatt hours to megawatt hours is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: MWh = kWh × 0.001
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 8 for kWh so the formula becomes: MWh = 8 × 0.001
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 8 × 0.001 = 0.008 MWh

In summary, 8 kilowatt hours is equal to 0.008 megawatt hours.


Converting megawatt hours to kilowatt hours

In order to convert the other way around i.e. megawatt hours to kilowatt hours, you would use the following formula: kWh = MWh × 1000. To convert megawatt hours to kilowatt hours first substitute the megawatt hour value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 megawatt hour in kilowatt hours we follow these steps:

kWh = MWh × 1000

kWh = 1 × 1000

kWh = 1000

Or in other words, 1 megawatt hour is equal to 1000 kilowatt hours.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Kilowatt Hour?

A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit of energy commonly used for measuring electricity consumption. It represents one kilowatt (kW) of power used continuously for one hour. In other words, it is a measure of energy equivalent to 1,000 watt-hours or 3.6 million joules.
Mathematically, 1 kilowatt-hour is equal to: 1 kWh = 1 kilowatt × 1 hour = 1,000 watts × 1 hour.
Kilowatt-hours are the standard billing units used by electric utilities for measuring the amount of energy consumed by residential, commercial, and industrial customers over time. For example, if you use a 1,000-watt (or 1 kilowatt) appliance for one hour, you will have consumed 1 kilowatt-hour of electricity. Utility bills often display the total energy consumption in kilowatt-hours, and consumers are charged based on the number of kilowatt-hours they use.

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.

Kilowatt Hours To Megawatt Hours Conversion Table

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

Kilowatt Hour (kWh)Megawatt Hour (MWh)
1 kWh0.001 MWh
2 kWh0.002 MWh
3 kWh0.003 MWh
4 kWh0.004 MWh
5 kWh0.005 MWh
6 kWh0.006 MWh
7 kWh0.007 MWh
8 kWh0.008 MWh
9 kWh0.009 MWh
10 kWh0.01 MWh
11 kWh0.011 MWh
12 kWh0.012 MWh
13 kWh0.013 MWh

Other Common Kilowatt Hour Conversions

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

ConversionResult
1 kilowatt hour in ergs36000000000000 erg
1 kilowatt hour in joules3600000 J
1 kilowatt hour in kilojoules3600 kJ
1 kilowatt hour in megajoules3.6 MJ
1 kilowatt hour in gigajoules0.0036 GJ
1 kilowatt hour in calories859845.22785899 cal
1 kilowatt hour in kilocalories859.84522785899 kcal
1 kilowatt hour in watt hours1000 Wh
1 kilowatt hour in watt seconds3600000 Ws
1 kilowatt hour in btus3414.4259497 Btu
1 kilowatt hour in therms0.034144259497 thm