Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Wed Feb 17 17:43:19 UTC 2021

Using residential pricing for a data center is a bit odd, isn't? Remember, European businesses can reclaim VAT and a European data center would access much lower tariffs than a European household. And residential pricing includes VAT. Germany is an outlier because about 50% of the 30 cents is taxes and surcharges.

From: Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:15 PM
To: Rod Beck <rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

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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