# Megawatts To Gigawatts Conversion

1 MW = 0.001 GW

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## How to convert megawatts to gigawatts (MW to GW)

The formula for converting megawatts to gigawatts is: GW = MW × 0.001. To calculate the megawatt value in gigawatts first substitute the megawatt value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 megawatt in gigawatts we follow these steps:

GW = MW × 0.001

GW = 1 × 0.001

GW = 0.001

In other words, 1 megawatt is equal to 0.001 gigawatts.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 9 megawatts to gigawatts is:

- Understand the conversion formula: GW = MW × 0.001
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 9 for MW so the formula becomes: GW = 9 × 0.001
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 9 × 0.001 = 0.009 GW

In summary, 9 megawatts is equal to 0.009 gigawatts.

## Converting gigawatts to megawatts

In order to convert the other way around i.e. gigawatts to megawatts, you would use the following formula: MW = GW × 1000. To convert gigawatts to megawatts first substitute the gigawatt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 gigawatt in megawatts we follow these steps:

MW = GW × 1000

MW = 1 × 1000

MW = 1000

Or in other words, 1 gigawatt is equal to 1000 megawatts.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Megawatt?

### What is a Gigawatt?

## Megawatts To Gigawatts Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common megawatts to gigawatts conversion values.

Megawatt (MW) | Gigawatt (GW) |
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1 MW | 0.001 GW |

2 MW | 0.002 GW |

3 MW | 0.003 GW |

4 MW | 0.004 GW |

5 MW | 0.005 GW |

6 MW | 0.006 GW |

7 MW | 0.007 GW |

8 MW | 0.008 GW |

9 MW | 0.009 GW |

10 MW | 0.01 GW |

11 MW | 0.011 GW |

12 MW | 0.012 GW |

13 MW | 0.013 GW |

## Other Common Megawatt Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from megawatts to other power units.

Conversion | Result |
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1 megawatt in milliwatts | 1000000000 mW |

1 megawatt in watts | 1000000 W |

1 megawatt in kilowatts | 1000 kW |

1 megawatt in BTU/hr | 3412141.6351330755 BTU/hr |