In this article I will show you how to convert 1 megawatts into gigawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 1 mgw to gw. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Megawatts to Gigawatts
A megawatt is smaller than a gigawatt. I know that a mgw is smaller than a gw because of something called conversion factors.
Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 1 megawatts into gigawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for mgw to gw is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 1 mgw to gw by multiplying
0.001 by the number of megawatts we have, which is 1.
So, the answer to the question "what is 1 megawatts in gigawatts?" is 0.001 gw.
Megawatts to Gigawatts Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for mgw to gw:
|Megawatts (mgw)||Gigawatts (gw)|
Best Conversion Unit for 1 mgw
Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.
I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 1 mgw.
To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.
The best unit of measurement I have found for 1 mgw is megawatts and the amount is 1 mgw.