In this article I will show you how to convert 1000 kilowatts into megawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 1000 kw to mgw. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Kilowatts to Megawatts
A kilowatt is smaller than a megawatt. I know that a kw is smaller than a mgw 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 megawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for kw to mgw is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 1000 kw to mgw by multiplying
0.001 by the number of kilowatts we have, which is 1000.
So, the answer to the question "what is 1000 kilowatts in megawatts?" is 1 mgw.
Kilowatts to Megawatts Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for kw to mgw:
|Kilowatts (kw)||Megawatts (mgw)|
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.