ADDENDUM TO: Yesterday’s article on Electricity Rate Increases

ADDENDUM TO: Yesterday’s article on Electricity Rate Increases

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Yesterday’s article on electricity (The Petrol Price Hike is Peanuts) created quite a stir, and probably generated plenty of questions. And on the advice of our friend, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Houty, we herewith add some more information to add clarity to a difficult subject. (However, this does not eliminate the need for a full-fledged in-depth study of the issue).

NOTE: Like all averages, these are very rough indications. Each is based on separate assumptions that may or may not be relevant to our case.
House size, family size, climate, etc. are based on other countries and societies which are different to the Kuwait and the Gulf.

1) Average Electricity consumption per US House:

USA per House Consumption – Kilowatt per month
1. Louisiana 1,273
2. Tennessee 1,245
3. Mississippi 1,220
4. Alabama 1,211
5. North Dakota 1,205
6. Texas 1,174
7. Virginia 1,156
8. Kentucky 1,154
9. Oklahoma 1,142
10. Arkansas 1,133
11. South Carolina 1,124
12. West Virginia 1,118
13. North Carolina 1,098
14. Georgia 1,088
15. Missouri 1,086
16. Florida 1,078
17. Idaho 1,055
18. South Dakota 1,055
19. Nebraska 1,034
20. Maryland 1,031
21. Arizona 1,049
22. Washington 1,041
23. Indiana 1,005
24. Oregon 976
25. Delaware 944
26. Kansas 926
27. Nevada 924
28. Iowa 908
29. Wyoming 894
30. Ohio 892
31. Montana 860
32. Pennsylvania 857
33. Minnesota 817
34. Utah 798
35. Illinois 755
36. Connecticut 752
37. Colorado 723
38. District of Columbia 720
39. Wisconsin 703
40. New Jersey 687
41. Michigan 665
42. New Mexico 655
43. Massachusetts 638
44. Alaska 632
45. New Hampshire 629
46. New York 602
47. Rhode Island 602
48. Vermont 569
49. California 557
50. Maine 551
51. Hawaii 515

2) Average House size in Australia and USA: Approx. 240 square meters

3) Average square area per person in a house:

Country – Square meter per person
Australia 89
USA 77
Canada 72
Denmark 65
Germany 55
Greece 45
France 42
Sweden 40
Spain 35
Japan 35
UK 33
Italy 31
Russia 22
China 20
Hong Kong 15

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2 thoughts on “ADDENDUM TO: Yesterday’s article on Electricity Rate Increases”

  1. Good article! We really need more evidence based written articles that tackle economic and social aspects of our region.
    With regards to energy, there are so many policy decisions that can be taken by the government to confront both demand and supply:
    * Building Construction Carbon foot print prior to permits.
    * On-going carbon foot print (imagine a room 4 x 4 x 3.3 needs almost twice the AC capacity than a room 3.3 x 3.3 x 2.7)
    * More efficient AC units using Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER ratios have improved dramatically reaching over 30.
    * A solar power strategy. Note: Dubai just got an LCOE contract of less than 3 cent per kilowatt.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks… But wow, you seem quite an expert on the subject… Why don’t you contribute with your ideas and technical knowledge…

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