December 19, 2023

What is a Gigawatt?

A gigawatt (GW) is a power unit equivalent to one billion watts or 1,000 megawatts.

Since the unit is so large, it’s often used to reference energy capacity over a period of time.

Breaking Down a Gigawatt:

Watts60W Light BulbsHouseholds
1 GW1,000,000,00016,666,6671,000,000