[Beowulf] In appropriate post (was "In the news again HPC in Iceland")

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 25 01:53:03 PDT 2012


I'm aware of this website. I don't know their intentions. They are  
one of the first you can find with google.

For households this website lists 22.08 cents for Netherlands. Yet i  
pay 4.4 cents here above 10k kWh usage. How's that possible?

If you don't know how to negotiate you lose your money rapidly.

Especially when building a supercomputer. Listprices...

Around a month or 6 ago i had shipped this website a few questions  
asking them why they listed these extremely high
prices. No answer though. Note their website doesn't list any  
conditions. Seems they want to quote variable usage prices for Industry,
which is of course 20x higher than when you negotiate for constant  
energy usage.

Note the websites if you scroll further mixes different graphs from  
different years. Energy imports is from 2009. CO2 emissions is from  
2008.

The entire website doesn't quote the most important form of energy  
which is coals. As if they don't exist for this website.
Weird.

Must be lobbyists operating this website. Not sure of their  
intentions though - they aren't responding.


On Sep 24, 2012, at 11:48 AM, Per Jessen wrote:

> Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>
>> Oh comeon i've been over there myself - everyone knows that this
>> bunker has a max of a couple of hundreds of kilowatt of very  
>> expensive
>> electricity. 4.3 cents the article quotes. That's what i pay in this
>> office as well.
>
> According to this table, a kilowatthour is 8 cents in the Netherlands.
> http://www.energy.eu/#Industrial-Elec
>
> Only Bulgaria comes close with about 5cents/kwh.
>
>
>
> -- 
> Per Jessen, Zürich (17.7°C)
>
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