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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.
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
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Megawatts To Gigawatts Conversion Table
Below is a lookup table showing common megawatts to gigawatts conversion values.
|Megawatt (MW)||Gigawatt (GW)|
|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.
|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|