Posted by Daniel Hall on October 15, 2007
The US Department of Energy has estimated that by 2010, the portion of each utility customer’s bill consumed by appliances in standby mode will reach 20 percent.
The article is from the CS Monitor. This is pretty astounding when you consider that this means standby power will represent more of the average home’s electricity use than air conditioning (16%) or refrigeration (14%). (2001 survey data from the DOE’s Energy Information Administration)