Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Wed Feb 17 15:15:04 UTC 2021

The price of electricity is a major component of the decision where data 
centers operators choose to build large data centers.

Total electric price to end consumer (residential).  Although industrial 
electric prices are usually lower, its easier to compare residential 
prices across countries.

Europe (Residential):
Lowest Bulgaria: EU 9.97 cents/kWh (USD 12.0 cents/kWh)
Highest Germany: EU 30.88 cents/kWh (USD 37.33 cents/kWh)

Average: EU 20.5 cents/kWh (USD 25.2 cents/kWh)

USA (Residential):
Lowest Idaho: USD 9.67 cents/kWh (EU 8.3 cents/kWh)
Highest Hawaii: USD 28.84 cents/kWh (EU 24.07 cents/kWh)

Average: USD 13.25 cents/kWh (EU 10.79 cents/kWh)

Texas is slightly below the US average at
Texas: USD 12.2 cents/kWh (EU 9.96 cents/kWh)

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