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Watts (W) and megawatts (MW) are units of power commonly used to measure the rate of energy transfer or the rate at which work is done. Here’s an explanation of each:

## Watts (W)

Watt is the standard unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as one joule of energy transferred per second. In simple terms, one watt is equal to one joule of energy used or produced in one second.

Watts are typically used to measure small-scale power requirements, such as the power consumption of household appliances, light bulbs, and electronic devices. For example, a standard 60-watt light bulb consumes 60 joules of energy every second it is turned on.

## Megawatts (MW)

Megawatt is a unit of power that is equal to one million watts or one thousand kilowatts. It is often used to describe larger power outputs, such as those of power plants, industrial facilities, and large electrical grids.

A megawatt is a much larger unit compared to a watt and is used to measure power on a larger scale. For example, a medium-sized wind turbine may have a power output of 2.5 MW, and a small gas power plant might have a capacity of a few hundred megawatts.

### How to convert watts to megawatts

To convert watts (W) to megawatts (MW), you need to divide the power value in watts by 1,000,000 since there are one million watts in a megawatt. Here’s the conversion formula:

**P _{(MW)} = P_{(W)} / 1000000**

For Example – convert 5 watt to megawatt

Ans. P_{(MW)} = 5W / 1000000 = 0.000005MW

### Watts to megawatts conversion table

Power (watts) |
Power (megawatts) |

0 W | 0 MW |

1 W | 0.000001 MW |

10 W | 0.00001 MW |

100 W | 0.0001 MW |

1000 W | 0.001 MW |

10000 W | 0.01 MW |

100000 W | 0.1 MW |

1000000 W | 1 MW |

### FAQs on Watts to megawatts conversion

### What is 1 MW equal to?

MW (megawatt) is equal to 1,000,000 watts. It is a unit of power commonly used to measure large-scale energy outputs, such as those of power plants and industrial facilities.

### How do you convert MW to watts?

To convert megawatts (MW) to watts (W), simply multiply the power value in megawatts by 1,000,000. The formula is: Watts (W) = Megawatts (MW) × 1,000,000.

### How many units is 1 MW?

The unit MW represents power, not energy consumption. It indicates the rate at which energy is produced or consumed. Energy units are typically measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or megawatt-hours (MWh), not in units.

### How many kW is 1 unit?

Unit likely refers to 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh). So, 1 unit is equal to 1 kilowatt (kW) of power used for one hour.

### How much watt is 1 unit?

Unit refers to 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh). Since 1 kWh is equal to 1,000 watts used for one hour, 1 unit is equal to 1,000 watts.

### How many units is 1 KV?

KV typically stands for kilovolt, a unit of electrical potential difference. It is not directly related to energy consumption or power units. The unit used for energy consumption is kilowatt-hour (kWh).

### What is 1000 watts per unit?

1000 watts per unit is equivalent to 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh). It means consuming 1000 watts of power continuously for one hour.

### How many units does a 1.5-ton AC consume?

The energy consumption of an air conditioner depends on various factors such as its efficiency, usage patterns, and the local climate. However, on average, a 1.5-ton (18,000 BTU) air conditioner can consume around 1.2 to 1.6 kilowatts (kW) per hour. So, if used continuously for an hour, it would consume approximately 1.2 to 1.6 units of electricity.