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Old 2021-09-24, 10:26   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 2021-09-24, 10:33   #2
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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

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Old 2021-09-24, 10:47   #3
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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.
https://www.chooseenergy.com/electri...ates-by-state/

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

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Old 2021-09-24, 12:06   #4
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Just in the news: 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.
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Old 2021-09-24, 13:33   #5
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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
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For reference there is an old thread about the price of moving electrons back and forth.
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=15011

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%.

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Old 2021-09-24, 14:39   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pinhodecarlos View Post
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
[pedant]the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the European Union[/pedant]
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Old 2021-09-24, 14:58   #8
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[pedant]the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the European Union[/pedant]
For the majority of the British people is the same.
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Old 2021-09-24, 16:20   #9
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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?

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Old 2021-09-24, 17:09   #10
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Sometimes it’s England (Soccer) sometimes it’s United Kingdom (Olympics). I don’t understand the logic behind it.
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Sometimes it’s England (Soccer) sometimes it’s United Kingdom (Olympics). I don’t understand the logic behind it.
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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