# Convert 1000 kw to gw

In this article I will show you how to convert 1000 kilowatts into gigawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 1000 kw to gw. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Kilowatts to Gigawatts

A kilowatt is smaller than a gigawatt. I know that a kw 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 1000 kilowatts into gigawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for kw to gw is:

1 kw = 1.0E-6 gw

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 1000 kw to gw by multiplying `1.0E-6` by the number of kilowatts we have, which is 1000.

1000 x 1.0E-6 = 0.001 gw

So, the answer to the question "what is 1000 kilowatts in gigawatts?" is 0.001 gw.

## Kilowatts to Gigawatts Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for kw to gw:

Kilowatts (kw) Gigawatts (gw)
0.010
0.10
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1000
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## Best Conversion Unit for 1000 kw

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 1000 kw.

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 1000 kw is megawatts and the amount is 1 mgw.