In an exchange that reflects blogging the way it’s supposed to happen, Ton left a comment about energy usage data in the Netherlands on my post about my postal code. And then, when I asked him a question about this, he responded with a detailed and very helpful blog post of his own.
One of the things he revealed there is that his house in the Netherlands consumes 3700 kWh per year of electricity.
Because we’ve been doing detailed logging of our own electricity consumption, this gives me an opportunity to compare.
Our Maritime Electric electricity meter read 1702925 on April 24, 2017 and reads 2246469 as of one minute ago, a difference of 543544, or 5435.44 kWh.
This means that we consume 1735 kWh–46% more–per year for our detached single family home of three than Ton’s detached single family home of three.
Our friends Bill and Michelle, who are also participating in my electricity and water monitoring project, and also have a detached single family home of three, started out at 3125321 and are now at 3615162, a difference of 489841, or 4898.41 kWh, which is about 10% less than us, and 32% higher than Ton.
I’d be interested in drilling down into the primary reasons why our electricity consumption is so much higher.