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500 kWh
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Pricing Details

USAGE
AVG PRICE / KWH
500 kWh
1,000 kWh
2,000 kWh

Early cancellation fee

*Average Price per kWh assumes noted usage per month and specific LP&L Delivery Charges (i.e., Residential Service or Residential Distributed Renewable Generation Service). For additional information regarding plan pricing and other terms, please see the Electricity Facts Label, on the Plan Details page. Price shown is for new customers only.

Electricity consumption comparison for small business equipment


Each office has a variety of electronics and other equipment used day-in and day-out by employees. View the charts below to compare the electricity consumption of common office equipment. You'll notice some unlikely pieces of equipment paired against each other to show where office money is going and to provide insight into appliances that are using an unexpectedly large amount of electricity. 

Electricity consumption comparison for small business equipment


Each office has a variety of electronics and other equipment used day-in and day-out by employees. View the charts below to compare the electricity consumption of common office equipment. You'll notice some unlikely pieces of equipment paired against each other to show where office money is going and to provide insight into appliances that are using an unexpectedly large amount of electricity. 

Usage comparison #1: Laptop/notebook PC vs. laser printer
Equipment
Wattage per hour
Laptop/notebook 25
Laser printer 250

The laser printer uses the most electricity in this comparison. Even though individual computers are used more often than printers in most offices, laptop or notebook computers (and even full desktop computers) tend to be more energy efficient than printers. Office printers are rarely turned off and usually sit around all day in standby mode, continuing to use electricity throughout the day and night. So even though you may use your computer all day and your printer only a few times, the printer is costing you more.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy


Usage comparison #2: Laptop vs. desktop computer
Equipment
Wattage per hour
Laptop/notebook 25
Desktop 75

Because laptops and notebooks are more energy efficient and often have fewer attached components, the electricity consumption of a laptop is about two-thirds that of a larger desktop, which typically includes a tower and monitor setup.

Source: CNET


Usage comparison #3: Fax machine vs. halogen light bulb
Equipment
Wattage per hour
Fax machine 65-150
Halogen light bulb 300-500

A simple light bulb in this comparison uses much more electricity than the fax machine. Standard halogen bulbs give off a lot of light, so they require a higher wattage. Consider LED lights to reduce the wattage consumed by simple overhead lighting.

Source: California Energy Commission


Usage comparison #4: Traditional coffee maker vs. single-serve coffee maker
Equipment
Wattage per hour
Automatic drip filter coffee maker 1,200
Single-serve coffee maker 1,500

Instead of heating up to produce one large pot of coffee like a regular coffee maker, single-serve coffee brewers (like Keurig-brand brewers) need to heat up the water each time you hit the start button, which uses more electricity than a regular coffee pot. Many people may push that button in a day. Plus, a traditional coffee maker produces several cups of coffee while a single-serve coffee maker only produces one cup of coffee at a time, so if several people were to use the single-serve machine throughout the day, the wattage would add up quickly over a course of a year. If only a few people drink coffee in your workplace, a single-serve coffee brewer might work fine. But if more than five people drink coffee regularly, it may be in your best interest to continue using a traditional drip coffee maker. 

Source: ENERGY STAR (PDF)


Usage comparison #5: Copier/scanner vs. water cooler with hot water
Equipment
Wattage per hour
Copier/scanner 1,500
Water cooler with hot water 600

A copier/scanner could be one of highest electricity users in the whole office simply because it remains plugged in all day in standby mode. It also most likely gets used often. The water cooler does stay plugged in all day, but the hot water may not be used as repetitively. Adding a hot water feature to your water cooler is not an energy efficiency misstep in the grand scheme. It doesn't even use as much energy as a coffee maker. 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy


If you're interested in finding more wattage information for several different types of appliances, the U.S. Department of Energy has a great energy estimator located here.