I have various datasets of energy production in MW.
I need to present everything in MWh. I need to know if my data is already by the hour (logging a value for each hour of each day of an entire year), if the sum of all those values in MW also equals the value in MWh.
To make the conversion, does that depend on whether the data is in 5-minute, 15-minute, or 1-hour increments? For example, if the data is registered in 5-minute increments, I think I would have to add all MW and then divide by 12 (because there are 12 5-minute periods in 1 hour).
Thus, if 1 MW produced every 5 minutes for a 2-hour period, then the calculation to obtain MWh is (1x2X12)/12 = 2 MWh? Is that correct? Add all MW and divide by number of periods in one hour?
If in 15 mins, it would be (1×24)/4 = 6 MWh.
If data is already by the hour, then (1×24)/1 = 24 MWh? So in this case, MW = MWh?