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paulunderwood 2021-09-24 10:26

Cost of electricity -- compute for heat only
 
Here in the UK our electricity prices are about to go up by some 66% to in excess of £0,25 per kilowatt hour (plus £0.25 a day for the standing charge). This is a huge increase and is forcing me to run my computers as heaters only. This is not necessarily a bad thing -- I need air conditioning for 4 months during the summer as well.

What is it like in the rest of Europe? The USA? The World?

pinhodecarlos 2021-09-24 10:33

Way to save is to stop all your computers, shutdown AC, you don’t need it.
Gas price is also raising to match electricity (descarbonisation).

Edit: BTW, we left Europe, this island is going north…lol

kriesel 2021-09-24 10:47

US by-state incremental US$/KWHR figures vary widely, from under $0.10 Idaho to over $0.327 Hawaii.
Change over a year from -5% Idaho to +20% Louisiana.
0.25GBP/kwhr x1.37 = US$0.3425/kwhr, slightly higher than Hawaii.
I'm in Wisconsin, paying 2 different rates, both of which are below Wisconsin's indicated average and don't change much. Rate applicable to my GIMPS use is ~US$0.114/kwhr and hasn't changed in over a year. So, ~0.333 of Paul's coming rate. (~0.11% below 1/3 if his stated 0.25 was exact) That utility's generation is ~40+% fission and renewables, ~32% gas and ~23% coal currently.
[URL]https://www.chooseenergy.com/electricity-rates-by-state/[/URL]

For global comparison there are many sources including [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_pricing[/URL]

kruoli 2021-09-24 12:06

Just [URL="http://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/energie-strompreis-steigt-100.html"]in the news[/URL]: Germany's average electricity costs are 0.3054 € per kWh (around 0.3578 $/kWh). I'm not sure if this includes industrial customers. Either way, it's lots.

De Wandelaar 2021-09-24 13:33

In Belgium, average cost of electricity increased by quite 25 % between 2020 and 2021.
From 0.2326 € per kWh in 2020 to 0.2897 € per kWh in 2021

Uncwilly 2021-09-24 13:38

For reference there is an old thread about the price of moving electrons back and forth.
[url]https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=15011[/url]

I still pay a voluntary charge so that my provider buys contracts so all my power is "green". They have slowly ramped up the amount of renewables that they are buying. It was about 8% when I first started paying extra (1% was the dedicated "green" source) and 65% or more coal. Now renewables have averaged over 30% the last few years and coal only about 33%.

xilman 2021-09-24 14:39

[QUOTE=pinhodecarlos;588563]Way to save is to stop all your computers, shutdown AC, you don’t need it.
Gas price is also raising to match electricity (descarbonisation).

Edit: BTW, we left Europe, this island is going north…lol[/QUOTE]
[pedant]the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the European Union[/pedant]

pinhodecarlos 2021-09-24 14:58

[QUOTE=xilman;588587][pedant]the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the European Union[/pedant][/QUOTE]

For the majority of the British people is the same.

a1call 2021-09-24 16:20

In the Real-World, Europe is a subcontinent of Asia much like what is India, but Europeans would have you believe otherwise.
Not sure how England would fit. Is Sri Lanka part of Asia? :smile:

pinhodecarlos 2021-09-24 17:09

Sometimes it’s England (Soccer) sometimes it’s United Kingdom (Olympics). I don’t understand the logic behind it.

Uncwilly 2021-09-24 20:44

[QUOTE=pinhodecarlos;588612]Sometimes it’s England (Soccer) sometimes it’s United Kingdom (Olympics). I don’t understand the logic behind it.[/QUOTE]
That is a Wale of a problem to figure out, especially after a bit of Scotch. It is an Éire problem.


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