Gigawatt hour, GWh

Gigawatt hour (GWh)  is a unit used to measure a large production or consumption of electricity or gas. Gigawatt hours are for example used to measure the annual production of smaller power plants (hydro or solar) or consumption of industry establishments.  

1 Gigawatt hour means an output of 1 Gigawatt for a full hour. For example Turness nuclear power station in the United Kingdom produces 1205 GWh. 

1 Gigawatt hour is 1 000 Megawatt hours and a thousandth of a Terawatt hour.  

Gigawatt hour conversions

1 Gigawatt hour = 0.001 Terawatt hour (TWh)
1 Gigawatt hour = 1 000 Megawatt hour (MWh)
1 Gigawatt hour = 1 000 000 kilowatt hour (kWh)

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Gigawatt hour questions and answers

  • What is a gigawatt hour a unit of?

    Gigawatt hour is a unit of large consumption or production of electricity such as by power plants.

  • What is a gigawatt hour?

    1 Gigawatt hour is equivalent to 1 Gigawatt being produced or consumed for a full hour.

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