Its gone crazy now recently. Seems electricity companies hedged their cost and now passing on astronomical prices to us. In my country now a unit of electricity is 0.4444c !! Got my latest bill for last two months... Standing Charge 61 days at €0.59 per day €35.99 844 Units at €0.4444 per Unit €375.07 VAT at 9% Total transactions for this period €448.05 Paying almost €450 every two months for electricity alone is crazy... and VAT will be going back to 13% I hear. And the sickening thing is the gas bill has gone up similarly. Basically its 2 units per euro now. I think the Americans / Canadians get about 5 units per dollar. I work from home so electricity and heating has to be on most of day now, and the main gaming PC is also my work PC. I can see two plugs in the office here with usage meters attached (there are other things plugged in not metered!) show the network using 300W continually while idling. That's at least 7 hours a day. I don't know what to do about it. EDIT: just got gas bill for same period... m3/ft3 * Conv.Factor = Units (kWh) 217m3 @ 11.5740 = 2512 kwh = €392 So that's about €840 (894 USD) for two months of electricty and gas - I live in a 1000sq/ft 3-bed duplex apartment - not a mansion!