[Beowulf] Google greywater cooling

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Mar 22 20:23:22 EDT 2012


Much of the electricity in the US is actually generated by burning oil, as well.. 

As it happens, enemalta has a web presence..
There's a fixed service charge of €65 for single phase residential, €195 for three phase.. .. that's where your big cost is.. 
The actual electricity is €0.161 to €0.620 per kWh in 5 tiers.  (it doesn't actually say kWh, but I assume that's what the units are..) 

So that's high on a per kWh basis (compared to, say, California) but not exceedingly high.. (maybe 2x-3x.)

For businesses:
The flat fee is €360 for 3phase, and rates go from 0.162 up to 0.215 (at 20-60 MWh) and then down to 0.144 at 5GWh.   This is a pretty typical sort of rate schedule.. gradually rising, then falling.  (and of course, they stick you for reactive power, too, just like in the U.S.)


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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Aquilina
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:18 AM
To: Brian D. Ropers-Huilman
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Google greywater cooling

On a residential electricity note.

between 3 people in this house we pay about 800 euros which is about 266 euros a person which equates to about 88 euros a month for electricity.

On 22/03/2012 17:03, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:19, Jonathan Aquilina<eagles051387 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Those are some interesting thoughts, I live on the island of Malta, 
>> where electrical prices are expensive. The Dc i used to work at 
>> charged
>> 58 euros per kwh of electricity used if you colocate.
> I'm sorry, but ... are your numbers right? €58 per kw/hr? At today's 
> conversion rate of $1.3167 == €1, that's ~$76.37 per kw/hr. I pay
> ~$0.11 per kw/hr residential here in the States (after various fees 
> are thrown in, too). I see a "reality check" error in your ~700x cost 
> ...
>

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