Monday, March 30, 2009

The cost of a vending machine

One of the smaller discussion points at tonight's Energy Commission meeting was the cost of electricity for a vending machine. The schools' representative broke it down like this for one vending machine:

12.3 kWh for one machine in 24 hours
$0.16 / kWh
$1.97 / day
365 days / year
$719 / yr for one vending machine

No word on the number of vending machines in town. But you can figure at least a couple in each school (in the teachers' lounges) and in many town buildings. So probably 30-40 or more.

It's worth noting that the 12.3 kWh is not a perfect number, but it was a solid estimate.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is exactly the type of things that the managers/supervisors in the Town should be looking at....little things add up....