The new electricity tariff that It has entered into force this same June 1 advocates regulating the price of electricity based on different time periods (off-peak, flat and peak hours), in which the cost increases or decreases. Putting in the washing machine or cooking will not cost the same at 8 in the morning as at 22:00, for example. And how will this affect the consumption of the consoles? Our colleagues from VidaExtra They have made the calculation and have reflected it in several graphs, which we reproduce in the following lines.
As we said, the new bill will be structured around different time slots: rush hour (most expensive price) will be between 10 am and 2 pm; also from 6 to 10 p.m. plain hour (intermediate price) will run between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and midnight. The valley hour (lowest cost) will run between 00 and 08 hours as well as on weekends.
Vida Extra has chosen to make an approximation to the consumer price based on the platform, the time frames and the type of consumption: one hour a day, four hours a day, four hours a day during the month and four hours a day during one year. In that sense, they have taken the highest costs in the price of the tariffs (0.16 euros / kWh at peak hours), as well as the highest consumption data according to the average consumption of each system. The Webedia medium has chosen to perform the calculations taking into account the maximum consumption of each console.
Consumption of each console
- PS5: 50 – 220 watts
- PS4: 90 – 150 watts
- PS4 Pro: 75 – 160 watts
- Xbox Series X: 45 – 220 vatios
- Xbox Series S: 25 – 100 vatios
- Xbox One S: 35 – 90 vatios
- Nintendo Switch: 10 – 18 vatios
Regarding the calculation of costs depending on the schedules They have used the percentages reflected in the declarations of the National Commission of Markets and Competition, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge with prices that range between 69% cheaper during the flat section with respect to that of the rush hour. Prices drop 95% in the valley section compared to rush hour.
The electricity price is not static And it can change drastically from one day to the next. Therefore, the article follows the rates that appear on the Spanish Electricity Network today, June 1: 0,11 €/kWh (valley section), 0,15 €/kWh (flat section) and 0,24 €/kWh (rush hour).
Cost of playing four hours a day for a year
Cost of playing one hour
Cost of playing four hours
At this point, it is necessary to point out that both holidays and weekends fall within the valley hour section, so that the daily average without taking into account the aforementioned gaps in the peak and flat section would be equivalent to 5, 6 hours a day on weekdays approximately.
Monthly cost of playing four hours a day
Annual cost of playing four hours a day
Source | VidaExtra