power consumption – Energy Tower http://energytower.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 02:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://energytower.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-03T174243.577.png power consumption – Energy Tower http://energytower.org/ 32 32 Improve Microsoft Edge power consumption and performance by enabling Efficiency mode https://energytower.org/improve-microsoft-edge-power-consumption-and-performance-by-enabling-efficiency-mode/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 11:09:37 +0000 https://energytower.org/improve-microsoft-edge-power-consumption-and-performance-by-enabling-efficiency-mode/ Microsoft Edge users who use the browser on mobile or low-performance devices can enable efficiency mode to improve browser performance. Previously called Performance Mode, Efficiency Mode is available as an option under System and Performance in Edge Settings. The main idea behind Efficiency Mode isn’t new: to sleep tabs that haven’t been used for a […]]]>

Microsoft Edge users who use the browser on mobile or low-performance devices can enable efficiency mode to improve browser performance.

Previously called Performance Mode, Efficiency Mode is available as an option under System and Performance in Edge Settings. The main idea behind Efficiency Mode isn’t new: to sleep tabs that haven’t been used for a while to free up memory and reduce CPU usage.

You can find performance options under edge://settings/system in Microsoft Edge for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Users who prefer to use the menu can also select Menu > Settings > System and performance to access it.

Efficiency mode can be enabled or disabled, the default seems to be disabled in most configurations. Microsoft says on a support page that efficiency mode can be turned on automatically if a mobile device enters battery saving mode in Windows. A blue pulse icon in the Microsoft Edge toolbar indicates this. On Mac OS X devices, efficiency mode automatically turns on if the battery power state reaches 20%. On Linux, efficiency mode is disabled by default.

Once activated, Edge will put inactive tabs to sleep for 5 minutes to free up system resources. Microsoft notes that benefits vary as they depend on factors such as device used, number of tabs open, and other factors. The feature can be beneficial for mobile devices but also for desktop devices as it can also improve performance.

Efficiency mode is designed to help extend battery life. It minimizes power consumption by reducing resource usage (CPU usage) by changing some tab activities on tabs you don’t interact with and by putting inactive background tabs to sleep after 5 minutes or less.

Microsoft Edge efficiency mode

Efficiency Mode comes with a number of preferences that users can tweak to customize functionality. In fact, all settings can be changed even if efficiency mode is not activated.

  • Save resources with sleep tabs — The function unloads inactive tabs to free up memory and improve performance.
  • Molten sleeping tabs — All sleep tabs are shown faded for better identification-
  • Put inactive tabs to sleep after specified time — 5 minutes by default and fixed to this period if the efficiency mode is activated. When efficiency mode is disabled, other periods can be selected.
  • Never put these sites to sleep — Add sites to the exclusion list so they are never put to sleep by Edge.

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Efficiency mode can improve battery life and performance for devices running Microsoft Edge. Mobile devices on battery power and low performance devices may see the greatest improvements with the mode enabled.

Now you: do you configure your browsers to hibernate inactive tabs?

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5G must lead in the fight against energy use https://energytower.org/5g-must-lead-in-the-fight-against-energy-use/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:25:26 +0000 https://energytower.org/5g-must-lead-in-the-fight-against-energy-use/ Improving the energy efficiency of 5G networks is on the agenda of providers and network operators, according to panelists gathered during the session on Energy Efficiency Trends in 5G. “As the deployment and adoption of 5G rapidly changes the world, the telecommunications industry has an opportunity to lead the world in demonstrating that energy consumption […]]]>

Improving the energy efficiency of 5G networks is on the agenda of providers and network operators, according to panelists gathered during the session on Energy Efficiency Trends in 5G.

“As the deployment and adoption of 5G rapidly changes the world, the telecommunications industry has an opportunity to lead the world in demonstrating that energy consumption can be reduced,” said Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue Technologies.

But at the network level, which is very likely to support existing legacy technology, the drive to reduce power consumption becomes more complex. “You need to look at the 2G and 3G assets you have within the network,” warned Mats Pellback Scharp, Ericsson’s sustainability manager. “We’ve seen 20% of the traffic consume 80% of the power across large network footprints where voice and data traffic has been and will remain low.”

According to the Ericsson executive, networks must now be built to be “5G ready” and any upgrade strategy must be carefully considered. “It might be more energy efficient to build a new 5G network. But any approach is not easy and requires hard work.

On a different level, Tuerk referred to how cellphone users in Africa have taken a very different approach to changing their handsets. “The charging cost for the average user is high given their disposable income. To keep this cost as low as possible, users will choose 2G data because it consumes less power.

Alexandra Rasch, CEO of Caban Systems, highlighted the notable progress the automotive industry has made over the past 10 years in moving towards electric cars. “The telecommunications industry must seek to do the same if it is to achieve real reduction in energy consumption.”

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businesses urged to reduce electricity use as temperatures soar https://energytower.org/businesses-urged-to-reduce-electricity-use-as-temperatures-soar/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 07:07:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/businesses-urged-to-reduce-electricity-use-as-temperatures-soar/ AEMO later enacted its Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader program to ensure there were no large-scale blackouts or load shedding. Under the RERT program, contracted companies are paid to reduce their electricity consumption or set up emergency supplies like diesel generators. Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said power companies were working to reduce demand, […]]]>

AEMO later enacted its Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader program to ensure there were no large-scale blackouts or load shedding.

Under the RERT program, contracted companies are paid to reduce their electricity consumption or set up emergency supplies like diesel generators.

Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said power companies were working to reduce demand, with large industrial users being told to cut consumption during the Tuesday and Wednesday evening peak.

He also called on households to turn off appliances that were not needed.

“While we work with major electricity users to manage demand, households can also take simple steps to help, such as turning off appliances on standby and other appliances where it is safe to do so during peak hours. evening,” said de Brenni.

“Essential services such as hospitals, transport networks, ports, airports and other key infrastructure will remain online.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Energex may advise people not to use clothes dryers or pool filters when the heatwave peaks over the next few days.

“Think of your family, think of your neighbors and try to stay as cool as possible,” she said.

Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser – which controls the state’s long-distance transmission lines – said reducing power consumption in the late afternoon or evening would help reduce pressure on the network.

“We encourage electricity customers to reduce their energy use where it is safe to do so over the next two days,” he said.

“By reducing electricity consumption at home and in your workplace, the community can help ensure that the electrical system in Queensland remains safe.”

The chief executive of energy consultancy Global Roam, Paul McArdle, said that regardless of whether there was load shedding in Queensland, wholesale electricity prices would rise in Queensland from Tuesday after -midday.

“If that happened, it would be a 10-hour series of extreme prices that would blow the cumulative price threshold,” McArdle wrote on his Wattclarity website.

He predicted Queensland’s peak electricity demand would peak just short of the record high of 10,052 megawatts on February 13, 2019.

He said three coal plants – Callide C4, Callide B2 and Kogan – being offline were impacting reserves.

CS Energy managing director Andrew Bills said any decision to take a generating unit offline over the summer was not taken lightly and was working to minimize the downtime of the power plant.

“Our top priority is the safety of our people and our plant, and this maintenance cannot be deferred,” he said.

Brisbane’s temperature was expected to reach 36 degrees on Tuesday, with a slightly milder day on Wednesday.

Working in Queensland’s favor is that most people are still working from home and school does not fully return until next week.

An AEMO spokesman said if it continued in Queensland tonight it would be the first load shedding of the summer.

The spokesperson said high temperatures and unavailability of generation were the main reasons for LOR3.

The AEMO also issued a no reserve directive 2 for Wednesday, forecasting a shortfall of 273 megawatts.

The state-owned CS Energy C4 unit at the Callide power station is expected to be out of service for another year after a fire and explosion last year.

The C4 outage caused a statewide blackout.

The Callide C power plant is a joint venture between CS Energy and the international company InterGen.

The explosion of the Callide C unit on May 25 last year triggered a spike in demand for gas power.

They pledged to replace the C4 unit – the failure of which is being independently investigated – but said it would take Toshiba 18 months to manufacture and deliver a new turbine.

Mr. de Brenni, minister shareholder of CS Energy, also supported the return of the Callide power plant to full operation, saying that coal would play a crucial role in the state’s energy mix in the future.

The loss of full power from the 825-megawatt Callide C power station has contributed to a spike in wholesale power prices on the East Coast over the past year.

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Work in progress to modernize the power supply system of The Illuminating Company in Parma https://energytower.org/work-in-progress-to-modernize-the-power-supply-system-of-the-illuminating-company-in-parma/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/work-in-progress-to-modernize-the-power-supply-system-of-the-illuminating-company-in-parma/ PARMA, Ohio, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Illuminating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), modernizes the electrical infrastructure of Parma, Cuyahoga County, to strengthen the local electrical network and avoid prolonged service interruptions, particularly in the event of severe weather. Work includes installing new automated equipment and technology at substations and along […]]]>

PARMA, Ohio, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Illuminating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), modernizes the electrical infrastructure of Parma, Cuyahoga County, to strengthen the local electrical network and avoid prolonged service interruptions, particularly in the event of severe weather. Work includes installing new automated equipment and technology at substations and along neighborhood power lines serving nearly 15,000 area residents and businesses.

“The work in progress in Parma will provide new technology and backup power lines to thousands of our customers and reduce many power outages to just a brief or momentary outage,” said Ed ShuttleworthPresident of FirstEnergy Ohio operations. “This project complements upgrades made throughout our service area over the past several years, which have resulted in fewer and shorter outages, particularly during severe weather.”

Utilities personnel are upgrading the electrical equipment at two local substations as well as the power lines that provide electrical service to customers from these facilities. Hundreds of area homes and businesses will benefit from the installation of 41 new automated reclosing devices in substations and along power lines to help limit the frequency, duration and extent of power outages. service.

These electrical devices work like a circuit breaker in a house that shuts off power in the event of a problem, with the added benefit of automatically reactivating a substation or power line in seconds for certain types of outages to maintain power. safely from customers. This technology is safer and more efficient as it often allows utility staff to automatically restore service to customers rather than dispatching a team to investigate.

If the device detects a more serious problem, such as a fallen tree on electrical equipment, it will isolate the fault to that area and limit the total number of affected customers. The device’s smart technology will quickly pinpoint the location of the outage and help utility personnel better understand the cause of the outage to expedite restoration.

The project also includes the creation of additional circuit links along the power lines that will allow greater flexibility to restore an outage more quickly. A single circuit can serve thousands of customers, which means that an outage due to a falling tree on a power line could affect all customers served by that circuit. Circuit links essentially divide the circuit into sections, isolating outages in fewer areas and reducing the total number of customers affected during an outage by switching them to a different circuit for faster restoration of service.

Finally, nearly 35 capacitor banks are being installed to ensure that all customers served by a single power line receive the same safe and reliable power flow by distributing power evenly across the line. These devices are expected to reduce power consumption for customers served near the start of a power line, as they will benefit from lower voltages fed into their homes or businesses.

Work in progress in Parma began in November and should be completed in 2022. Similar works are planned in the neighborhoods of Agitator heights and the City of Cleveland over the next six months.

The Illuminating Company serves more than 750,000 customers across Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Follow The Illuminating Company on Twitter @IlluminatingCo and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IlluminatingCo.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electricity distribution companies form one of the largest investor-owned electricity networks in the country, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The Company’s transmission subsidiaries operate approximately 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter: @FirstEnergyCorp.

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Golden residents slam surge in power usage after outage – Revelstoke Review https://energytower.org/golden-residents-slam-surge-in-power-usage-after-outage-revelstoke-review/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/golden-residents-slam-surge-in-power-usage-after-outage-revelstoke-review/ In the week following a power outage that left most of Golden dark for more than 30 hours, some residents noticed a slight increase in their usual power usage after it was restored. Joy Guyot, who has owned her home in Golden for five years, was the first to take to Facebook to say that […]]]>

In the week following a power outage that left most of Golden dark for more than 30 hours, some residents noticed a slight increase in their usual power usage after it was restored.

Joy Guyot, who has owned her home in Golden for five years, was the first to take to Facebook to say that last week she noticed the electricity usage in her home had almost doubled as a result of the power outage.

“My wife and I check usage almost daily because we’re very careful about how much energy we’re using,” she explained.

“We have a woodstove, we have propane, we don’t use electric heat, but in the last five days it’s been almost double what we usually use.”

She says that after posting her Facebook post, she heard other townspeople say they were experiencing a similar phenomenon.

A statement from BC Hydro explained that the increase in power consumption could be attributed to the fact that some appliances may need additional power to restore their temperature in order to operate efficiently.

“Golden customers may have noticed an increase in their usage immediately after the December 9-10 power outage, as their appliances and heating systems came back on and ran more often than usual to return to normal. temperature,” the statement read.

“We also know that during the winter months, heating costs can increase by up to 140%, leading to higher electricity bills. BC Hydro experiences the greatest demand for electricity on weeknights when British Columbians come home, turn up the heat, turn on the lights, do the laundry and cook dinner. Residential electricity can increase, on average, by 88% during the coldest and darkest winter months.

“If customers have noticed an increase in their electricity usage and want to learn more, we encourage them to call the contact center at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376).”

Guyot isn’t happy with the response, saying that during the outages she hooked her devices up to a generator, meaning they would have remained operational and not had a chance to cool down.

She says she called BC Hydro to complain and was told to have an electrician come to check her panel. In turn, when an electrician showed up, they found nothing wrong with his meter. In order to fully check the meter, Guyot says she was told it would have to be sent back and she would be charged $185 if nothing wrong was found.

Guyot’s wife, Michelle Nagy-Deak, was told by BC Hydro that the meter was accurate and that the outage would have done nothing.

Guyot contacted the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC), an independent regulator of the British Columbia government, about the increased usage, but was instructed to take his complaints directly to BC Hydro and treat as the first point of making contact.

“If your concerns are not resolved after receiving a response from a BC Hydro customer service supervisor, we invite you to get back to us and we will further assess whether your complaint is something we are in able to help you,” BC Hydro responded. Mediators.

“It completely annoys me, it’s not right, they can do whatever they want and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Guyot said.

“There’s no recourse even with the Commission, they’re just like dealing with them and coming to us afterwards. I don’t want to wait for a bill, that’s why we monitor our energy usage, everyone I talk to who has had a billing dispute with BC Hydro has never gotten their money back.

Guyot says they will follow up with the electrician over the weekend after their meter restarts and will continue to monitor to see if their energy usage goes down.

From there, she will follow up with BC Hydro and the BCUC.

She encourages anyone affected by the outage to also monitor their usage and speak with BC Hydro if they have a similar issue.


Claire Palmier

Writer for the Etoile d’Or

BCHydroOkanagan

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Golden residents slam surge in power usage after outage – Kelowna Capital News https://energytower.org/golden-residents-slam-surge-in-power-usage-after-outage-kelowna-capital-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/golden-residents-slam-surge-in-power-usage-after-outage-kelowna-capital-news/ In the week following a power outage that left most of Golden in the dark for more than 30 hours, some residents noticed an increase in their usual power usage after it was restored. Joy Guyot, who has owned her home in Golden for five years, was the first to take to Facebook to say […]]]>

In the week following a power outage that left most of Golden in the dark for more than 30 hours, some residents noticed an increase in their usual power usage after it was restored.

Joy Guyot, who has owned her home in Golden for five years, was the first to take to Facebook to say that last week she noticed the electricity usage in her home had almost doubled as a result of the power outage.

“My wife and I check usage almost daily because we’re very careful about how much energy we’re using,” she explained.

“We have a woodstove, we have propane, we don’t use electric heat, but in the last five days it’s been almost double what we usually use.”

She says that after posting her Facebook post, she heard other townspeople say they were experiencing a similar phenomenon.

A statement from BC Hydro explained that the increase in power consumption could be attributed to the fact that some appliances may need additional power to restore their temperature in order to operate efficiently.

“Golden customers may have noticed an increase in their usage immediately after the December 9-10 power outage, as their appliances and heating systems came back on and ran more often than usual to return to normal. temperature,” the statement read.

“We also know that during the winter months, heating costs can increase by up to 140%, leading to higher electricity bills. BC Hydro experiences the greatest demand for electricity on weeknights when British Columbians come home, turn up the heat, turn on the lights, do the laundry and cook dinner. Residential electricity can increase, on average, by 88% during the coldest and darkest winter months.

“If customers have noticed an increase in their electricity usage and want to learn more, we encourage them to call the contact center at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376).”

Guyot isn’t happy with the response, saying that during the outages she hooked her devices up to a generator, meaning they would have remained operational and not had a chance to cool down.

She says she called BC Hydro to complain and was told to have an electrician come to check her panel. In turn, when an electrician showed up, they found nothing wrong with his meter. In order to fully check the meter, Guyot says she was told it would have to be sent back and she would be charged $185 if nothing wrong was found.

Guyot’s wife, Michelle Nagy-Deak, was told by BC Hydro that the meter was accurate and that the outage would have done nothing.

Guyot contacted the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC), an independent regulator of the British Columbia government, about the increased usage, but was instructed to take his complaints directly to BC Hydro and treat as the first point of contact.

“If your concerns are not resolved after receiving a response from a BC Hydro customer service supervisor, we invite you to get back to us and we will further assess whether your complaint is something we are in able to help you,” BC Hydro responded. Mediators.

“It completely annoys me, it’s not right, they can do whatever they want and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Guyot said.

“There’s no recourse even with the Commission, they’re just like dealing with them and coming to see us afterwards. I don’t want to wait for a bill, that’s why we monitor our energy usage, everyone I talk to who has had a billing dispute with BC Hydro has never gotten their money back.

Guyot says they will follow up with the electrician over the weekend after their meter restarts and will continue to monitor to see if their energy usage goes down.

From there, she will follow up with BC Hydro and the BCUC.

She encourages anyone affected by the outage to also monitor their usage and speak with BC Hydro if they have a similar issue.


Claire Palmier

Writer for the Etoile d’Or

BCHydroOkanagan

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Save money on the energy use of your Christmas lights with these energy-saving tips https://energytower.org/save-money-on-the-energy-use-of-your-christmas-lights-with-these-energy-saving-tips/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/save-money-on-the-energy-use-of-your-christmas-lights-with-these-energy-saving-tips/ Christmas is upon us and homes across the country have been decorated with lights in celebration. While getting into the holiday spirit can drive up your electricity bill, there are a few ways to make sure you’re not paying too much for energy during Christmas time. We’ve put together a number of tips below to […]]]>

Christmas is upon us and homes across the country have been decorated with lights in celebration.

While getting into the holiday spirit can drive up your electricity bill, there are a few ways to make sure you’re not paying too much for energy during Christmas time.

We’ve put together a number of tips below to help you lower your energy bill without sacrificing Christmas cheer in your home.

Tip 1: Keep your lights on with a timer

Although you want your Christmas lights to be on at night when they can be enjoyed, keeping them on at all times when no one is around to see them is a sure way to rack up unnecessary costs on your utility bill. ‘energy.

Investing in a timer to turn on your lights at a time of your choosing can ensure you don’t add extra charges to your electricity bill. For example, turning your lights on at 6 p.m. and setting a timer to turn them off at midnight uses half the energy of keeping them on until 6 a.m.

Second tip: consider LED lights and fiber optic trees

LED lights are a great way to reduce your energy consumption compared to more traditional incandescent lighting. Not only do LEDs reduce energy consumption, but they also have a longer lifespan, which means they will need to be replaced much less often.

Another money saving option is to invest in a fiber optic tree. These trees come with built-in lights that operate at a low power consumption rating similar to LEDs, and are ready to install right out of the box. This means you don’t need any other lights to decorate your tree (unless you like to go over the top) and a fiber optic tree starts around the $100 mark.

Tip 3: Choose higher quality decorations

If your decorations are getting a bit old or some seem shoddy, consider investing in a set of newer, higher quality decorations to brighten up your home.

Newer, higher quality decorations not only last longer than their cheaper cousins, but they also tend to reflect light better, allowing you to create a better ambiance than if you had chosen the cheaper option. .

Fourth tip: consider solar energy for outdoor lighting

If you decorate the exterior of your home with lights, consider the solar option to completely eliminate them from your electric bill. There are many options for outdoor solar lights, so you won’t be limited to just a few.

Most modern solar lights will also allow you to set a timer for them to work, meaning you can set them and forget them – they’ll take care of the rest themselves!

Fifth tip: invest in a good quality power strip

Even when your lights are off, they consume a tiny amount of energy. Unplugging your lights completely can solve this problem to reduce any additional energy consumption, but who has time to unplug every cord?

Instead, consider upgrading to a good quality power strip. This way, when you turn off the power strip, all of your lighted accessories will stop draining electricity from the wall outlet.

Don’t take the cheap option here, though. Poor quality power strips aren’t as effective at regulating electrical current and are more likely to blow a fuse, which can seriously damage your other devices.

Tip 6: Compare your energy plan

This tip should be a priority any time of the year, but with Christmas bringing the warm weather with it, there’s no better time than now.

To make sure your electricity provider isn’t charging you extra for your energy use, just visit our energy center or enter your address into our handy energy comparison tool below. to find available offers in your area.

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TSMC’s second 2nm plant raises environmental concerns for water and electricity use https://energytower.org/tsmcs-second-2nm-plant-raises-environmental-concerns-for-water-and-electricity-use/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/tsmcs-second-2nm-plant-raises-environmental-concerns-for-water-and-electricity-use/ Image: Ann Wang/Reuters Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) plans to build a brand new chip-making plant in the island’s Taichung city has prompted its adviser to demand two gas-fired power plants to manage power consumption. of the installation. This factory is designed to produce semiconductors using the advanced 2-nanometer (nm) semiconductor fabrication process and is […]]]>

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) plans to build a brand new chip-making plant in the island’s Taichung city has prompted its adviser to demand two gas-fired power plants to manage power consumption. of the installation. This factory is designed to produce semiconductors using the advanced 2-nanometer (nm) semiconductor fabrication process and is planned as TSMC’s second facility for 2nm fabrication. The first facility will be built in the city of Hsinchu in Taiwan, as the company has already obtained environmental approval for it.

TSMC’s Taichung 2nm plant is expected to use 100,000 cubic meters of water per day and billions of kilowatt hours of electricity in one year

Details of a planned facility in Taichung, which has always been TSMC’s second highest priority due to its focus on the 2nm chip factory slated for construction in Hsinchu, were revealed by the city councilor of Taichung, Mr. Lin Qifeng. According to him, TSMC’s 3nm factory uses an astonishing 7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, and since the 2nm products will feature several advancements over their predecessor, the 2nm facility is expected to require even more. of energy.

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He pointed out that the environmental assessment committee was concerned about the high electricity consumption, which he said could harm the environment, ecology and human health. The committee is particularly concerned about the high rates of cancers among women in the area and hopes that TSMC will provide a public document explaining the impact of the 2nm plant on the environment and the local population.

In addition, he also pointed out that the daily water consumption of the 100,000 cubic meter plant is likely to impact a coal-based power generation platform as well. To mitigate the impact on the coal-fired power plant, the Taichung official believes that TSMC should accelerate its switch to renewable energy sources, and if coal power is not used, then two gas-fired power plants should be built. .

Tanker trucks leave TSMC’s factory in Taiwan as it faced historic drought and chip demand earlier this year. Image: ANC

TSMC already operates two facilities in Taichung, one of which is responsible for the company’s bread and butter. The Taichung Fab 15 is responsible for manufacturing semiconductor products on the N7+ node, which is an advanced design optimization of TSMC’s 7nm process family.

However, the company has now moved to the 5nm node, which is fabricated in its Fab 18, with an expansion of this facility currently underway. The Taichung site was the target of rumors earlier this year that TSMC decided to move the factory to Kaohsiung due to water constraints. TSMC dismissed those rumours, confirming the plans it shared at a previous event.

In other news, Taiwanese outlet UDN reports that a document shared by the company with the United States government lists TSMC’s revenue in 2021 at $56.6 billion for annual growth of 24%. This report is not publicly available on the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industrial Security (BIS) website.

The plant’s installations in Arizona are also progressing smoothly, with its cleanroom supplier having received guidelines for installing equipment in Arizona. TSMC’s Taiwanese partners have also established their presence in the city which is becoming the epicenter of American chip manufacturing.

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Idaho’s electricity consumption increases with heat and population growth https://energytower.org/idahos-electricity-consumption-increases-with-heat-and-population-growth/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/idahos-electricity-consumption-increases-with-heat-and-population-growth/ TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — When Sandy Amdor and her husband returned from an Oregon Coast road trip, they turned on their air conditioning for some much-needed relief from the heat. But their system broke while they were gone. “And then we come home from a long day on the road, and it was probably […]]]>

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — When Sandy Amdor and her husband returned from an Oregon Coast road trip, they turned on their air conditioning for some much-needed relief from the heat.

But their system broke while they were gone.

“And then we come home from a long day on the road, and it was probably about ninety-three degrees in the house,” Amdor said. “Not quite ideal.”

With high temperatures and a larger population increasing the strain on Idaho’s power grid this summer, is there a chance more Idahoans will end up in Amdor’s place without A/C?

“We’ve worked hard to make sure there’s no disruption in service, and customers have certainly helped with conservation,” said Adam Richins, chief operating officer of Idaho Power. “But, in the end, our system was taxed but it’s doing well.”

Idaho Power reported record power consumption during the hottest days of summer, with some days nearly 10% higher than past records.

“We’ve just seen a lot more people moving here, which means a lot more people are consuming energy, so those are the two things that are causing us to hit these peaks,” Richin said.

So, as people continue to move into the state, is Idaho’s power grid at risk of becoming like others across the country, prone to blackouts or blackouts? running ?

“I’m not as concerned about Idaho,” said University of Idaho professor Brian Johnson. “I think because Idaho has remained a little more regulated on the food side than some other states, I think that helps.”

Although concern is still low, Idaho Power is asking customers to moderate their energy use and continue to use energy-efficient items.

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Lethbridge officials expect electricity use to increase during heat wave – Lethbridge https://energytower.org/lethbridge-officials-expect-electricity-use-to-increase-during-heat-wave-lethbridge/ Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://energytower.org/lethbridge-officials-expect-electricity-use-to-increase-during-heat-wave-lethbridge/ The heat wave has Lethbridge residents turning to air conditioners to try and beat the high temperatures. Charlton & Hill Home Services director Dan Friesen said Monday the air conditioner market is off to a good start. Sales picked up earlier than usual this year after a few warmer days in early June, and Friesen […]]]>

The heat wave has Lethbridge residents turning to air conditioners to try and beat the high temperatures.

Charlton & Hill Home Services director Dan Friesen said Monday the air conditioner market is off to a good start.

Sales picked up earlier than usual this year after a few warmer days in early June, and Friesen says that trend has continued.

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“This warm weather, so early in the season, has really created a lot of demand,” Friesen said.

“Our service technicians will fix the systems. We install systems, several systems a day.

“We can barely meet the demand.”

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More air conditioning units and fans mean more electricity used.

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City of Lethbridge Electricity General Manager Jason Drenth said the city is preparing for a power boost.

“We’re seeing strong additional demand with air conditioners,” Drenth said.

“On a normal sunny day, we might see 120 to 130 megawatts, where our historic peak is 183 megawatts, which was set just a few weeks ago.”


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Drenth said the city does not currently expect any service interruptions, but reminded residents to take steps to conserve energy.

“Closing blinds and curtains helps keep sunlight out and the air cooler,” Drenth said.

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“The fans are always great. They consume much less energy than an air conditioner, so you can use them in combination. »

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Friesen added that keeping your AC unit running during the day will reduce power consumption spikes.

“That’s the biggest demand on the grid: everyone coming home from work, everyone turning on those air conditioners at the same time,” Friesen said.

“If you let your house maintain temperature all day, you’ll have less of an impact on the grid during those peak hours after work.”

Friesen suggested letting your house warm up a few degrees during the day if no one is home.

“Definitely better for your air conditioner as well,” Friesen said.

The city encourages residents to avoid using the oven for cooking and to limit the use of appliances during peak hours in the early evening.

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