# megawatts and kilo watts

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(usa)

Power Conversion

Mega means MILLION

1660 megawatts is equivalent to what?

Convert megawatts to kilowatts

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 Aug 30, 2010 Power Conversion by: Staff Power Conversion The question: 1660 megawatts is equivalent to what? The answer: Mega simply means MILLION Kilo means THOUSAND 1660 megawatts means 1660 million watts 1660 million watts = 1,660,000,000 watts To find out how many kilowatts this represents, just divide 1,660,000,000 watts by 1000 1,660,000,000 watts / 1000 watts per kilowatt = 1,660,000 kilowatts Here is a free calculator which will convert units for you: http://www.unitconversion.org/unit_converter/power.html You probably already know this, but a watt is used to measure power (60 watt light bulbs, 1250 watt microwaves, etc.) Power is the RATE at which work is completed (how much light is produced by a light bulb each second, how fast does the microwave cook your food, etc.) To put it a different way, power is work completed divided by time: P = W/t. (This is similar to the way speed is computed. Speed is the RATE of travel: the number of miles traveled divided by time) Since P = W/t, then W = Pt (or power x time) The W (work) is what you are charged on your electric bill, usually listed as KILOWATT-HOURS. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com