Sunday, October 19, 2008

cheap power!

I got my first full electricity bill a few days ago.  It was shocking.  I managed to use 310KWH over the months of August and September.  If I were still in Connecticut with their insane $0.26/KWH I would be owing almost $100!

Thankfully, Seattle City Light relies on cheap hydroelectric power.  Total charge:  $17.40, or a average cost of about $0.056/KWH – that’s generation AND delivery!

So it seems like I’m using about 5KWH a day, or about 200W being used on average.  That seems like a lot.  I think this also tells me that if I get another computer that I leave on all day it’ll double my electricity bill.  Hrm…

Oh…  I’d also like to mention that this is my first post using Windows Live Writer.  So far it’s a little slow, but it has a nice WYSIWYG and pulls in my tags.  Neat.

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