# Gigawatt conversions

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## What is gigawatt?

The **gigawatt** is a unit of power equal to 109 watts (1 GW = 109 W), the derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 1012 milliwatts (mW), or 1015 microwatts (μW), or 1,000,000 kilowatts (kW), or 1,000 megawatts (MW) or 0.001 terawatts (TW).

1 GW = 109 W = 109 J/s = 109 N·m/s = 109 kg·m2/s3

(1 W = 1 J/s. The joule is a derived unit of energy in the SI while the second is a unit of time in the SI.)

*Symbol:*

GW

*Plural:*

gigawatts

## Gigawatt conversions: direct links

A compehensive list with conversions from gigawatts to other (metric, imperial, or customary) power measurement units is shown below.

- gigawatt to atmosphere-cubic centimeter per minute (GW to atm ccm)
- gigawatt to atmosphere-cubic centimeter per second (GW to atm ccs)
- gigawatt to BTU (IT) per hour (GW to BTU/h)
- gigawatt to BTU (IT) per minute (GW to BTU/min)
- gigawatt to BTU (IT) per second (GW to BTU/s)
- gigawatt to calorie per day (GW to cal/d)
- gigawatt to calorie per hour (GW to cal/h)
- gigawatt to calorie per minute (GW to cal/min)
- gigawatt to calorie per second (GW to cal/s)
- gigawatt to Celsius heat unit (IT) per hour (GW to CHU/h)
- gigawatt to Celsius heat unit (IT) per minute (GW to CHU/min)
- gigawatt to Celsius heat unit (IT) per second (GW to CHU/s)
- gigawatt to cubic foot de natural gas per hour
- gigawatt to cubic foot de natural gas per minute
- gigawatt to cubic foot de natural gas per second
- gigawatt to erg per hour (GW to erg/h)
- gigawatt to erg per minute (GW to erg/min)
- gigawatt to erg per second (GW to erg/s)
- gigawatt to foot-pound-force per hour (GW to ft lbf/h)
- gigawatt to foot-pound-force per minute (GW to ft lbf/min)
- gigawatt to foot-pound-force per second (GW to ft lbf/s)
- gigawatt to horsepower (boiler) (GW to hp)
- gigawatt to horsepower (electric) (GW to hp)
- gigawatt to horsepower (hydraulic) (GW to hp)
- gigawatt to horsepower (mechanical) (GW to hp)
- gigawatt to horsepower (metric) (GW to hp)
- gigawatt to kilocalorie per day (GW to kcal/d)
- gigawatt to kilocalorie per hour (GW to kcal/h)
- gigawatt to kilocalorie per minute (GW to kcal/min)
- gigawatt to kilocalorie per second (GW to kcal/s)
- gigawatt to kilowatt (GW to kW)
- gigawatt to liter-atmosphere per minute (GW to L atm/min)
- gigawatt to liter-atmosphere per second (GW to L atm/s)
- gigawatt to lusec (GW to lusec)
- gigawatt to megawatt (GW to MW)
- gigawatt to microwatt (GW to μW)
- gigawatt to milliwatt (GW to mW)
- gigawatt to nanowatt (GW to nW)
- gigawatt to poncelet (GW to p)
- gigawatt to terawatt (GW to TW)
- gigawatt to ton of air conditioning
- gigawatt to ton of refrigeration (IT) (GW to TR)
- gigawatt to watt (GW to W)