**Full name:** gigawatt

**Plural form:** gigawatts

**Symbol:** GW

**Category type:** power

**Scale factor:** 1000000000

The SI derived unit for power is the watt.

1 watt is equal to 1.0E-9 gigawatt.

Valid units must be of the **power** type.

You can use this form to select from known units:

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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