How many horsepower [water] in 1 gigawatt?
The answer is 1340405.3117582.
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.0013404053117582 horsepower [water], or 1.0E-9 gigawatt.
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unit of power equal to roughly 550 foot-pounds of work per second

››Definition: Gigawatt

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of
10^{9}, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigawatt = 10^{9} watts.

The definition of a watt is as follows:

The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit for power. It is equivalent to one joule per second (1 J/s), or in electrical units, one volt ampere (1 V·A).

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