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Table C.4. Unit of Measure Equivalents for Electricity

Unit Equivalent
Kilowatt (kW) 1,000 (One Thousand) Watts
Megawatt (MW) 1,000,000 (One Million) Watts
Gigawatt (GW) 1,000,000,000 (One Billion) Watts
Terawatt (TW) 1,000,000,000,000 (One Trillion) Watts
   
Gigawatt 1,000,000 (One Million) Kilowatts
Thousand Gigawatts 1,000,000,000 (One Billion) Kilowatts
   
Kilowatthours (kWh) 1,000 (One Thousand) Watthours
Megawatthours (MWh) 1,000,000 (One Million) Watthours
Gigawatthours (GWh) 1,000,000,000 (One Billion) Watthours
Terawatthours (TWh) 1,000,000,000,000 (One Trillion) Watthours
   
Gigawatthours 1,000,000 (One Million) Kilowatthours
Thousand Gigawatthours 1,000,000,000(One Billion Kilowatthours

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