# Kilowatt Hours To Megawatt Hours Conversion

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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 HourConversions

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