[oclug] Server hydro costs
Ian! D. Allen
idallen at freenet.carleton.ca
Mon Jun 9 02:35:32 EDT 2003
> I did a quick guestimate and figured that my server probably cost me
> at least $75 of that.
"The provincial government's Bill 210, Electricity Pricing,
Conservation and Supply Act and Business Protection Plan cap the
price of electricity at 4.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for residential
customers, business customers (whose consumption is 250,000
kilowatt-hours per year or less) and "designated consumers"."
So, a server with a 200W power supply running steady-state at half
capacity (?) might use 100W. 100W times 24 hours times 30 days divided
by 1000 times 4.3 cents is $3.10/month or $37.15/year.
It could have been worse:
"Hydro Ottawa said yesterday its electricity price averaged almost 9.5
cents per kilowatt hour in the first three weeks of September. That
was almost three times the price in May and June, when the average was
slightly below 3.4 cents per kilowatt hour after the market was opened
-IAN! Ian! D. Allen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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