Kilowatt hours to calories conversion table shows the most common values for the quick reference. Alternatively, you may use the converter to convert any other values.
1 Kilowatt Hour = 860 420.65 Calories
Kilowatt hours is one kilowatt amount of power delivered in one hour. One of the most common usage is billing the amount of energy delievered by electric utilities. The abbreviation is "kWh".
Calorie is a metric unit and scientifically defined as the amount of energy to heat 1 gram of water to 1 celsius degree. As a unit of energy, it equals to 4.184 joules.
It is also called a "small calorie" when used in this context and abbreviated as "cal" (with small letters). But in daily life is commonly used as a food energy (also known as large or nutritional calorie) and abbreviated as "Cal" (with capital "C") to avoid confusion.
As a food energy, it is defined as the amount of energy to heat 1 kilogram of water to 1 celsius degree. This is 1000 times higher than the amount for scientific energy unit.