Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Milt Aitken milt at net2atlanta.com
Wed Feb 17 17:59:06 UTC 2021

The numbers below are not correct.

Here in GA, we pay much lower rates than those listed, somewhere around 7
cents/kwh after taxes.





From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces+milt=net2atlanta.com at nanog.org] On Behalf
Of Rod Beck
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:43 PM
To: Sean Donelan
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts


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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