[rescue] Recycled P4 machines - Re: Fixed LCD's?

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Fri Feb 14 13:17:08 CST 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:31:33AM -0600, newell+rescue at n5tnl.com wrote:
> I generally estimate annual cost of 24x7 loads as $1/watt (8760 hours in a
> year, so I'm assuming power is about $0.11/kw-hr). Stick a kill-a-watt on
> some old computers and you might find new stuff looks attractive!

Is that $0.11/kWh from a recent bill? Energy prices have been rocketing over
the last few years and you might be working from out-of-date figures.

My latest bill lists a marginal rate of 12.85p/kWh, which works out at roughly
$0.23/kWh after taxes. You can see why I care about energy efficiency!

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