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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.

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MW

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megawatts

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