# Megawatt conversions

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## What is megawatt?

The **megawatt** is a unit of power equal to 1,000,000 watts (1 MW = 1,000,000 W), the derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 109 milliwatts (mW), or 1012 microwatts (μW), or 1,000 kilowatts (kW), or 0.001 gigawatts (GW) or 10-6 terawatts (TW).

1 MW = 1,000,000 W = 1,000,000 J/s = 1,000,000 N·m/s = 1,000,000 kg·m2/s3

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

In industry, the terms "megawatt electrical" (MWe) and "megawatt thermal" or "thermal megawatt" (MWt, MWth) are also used to refer to the electrical power produces and thermal power produced, respectively.

*Symbol:*

MW

*Plural:*

megawatts

## Megawatt conversions: links

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

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