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August 19, 2011, 03:17:44 PM
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   I was wondering if anyone has ever kept a close eye on their electric rates here in the US for both day and night separately over a period of time..Is mining at night more profitable due to "off-peak" electric rates if they exist ?

Might be something else to consider than just downclocking videocard memory.

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August 19, 2011, 03:33:51 PM
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Depends on where you live and what your plan is. It can be cheaper but you will get a significantly lower amount of bitcoins. If you pay less then 10 cents a kwh no matter what time of day it is your better off mining 24/7. If you pay upwards of 20 cents a kwh it might be wise to only use it on the off peak hours.

In short it honestly depends on your situation.
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August 19, 2011, 04:54:06 PM
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Ours it doesn't matter. If we go over 600kWh (which we always do) our rate will double.

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August 19, 2011, 07:27:27 PM
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In the U.S. and Canada, generally only large commercial and industrial entities have time-of-use rates.

Because hardware costs remain the most significant cost of mining yet, even if a time-of-use rates were accessible, mining is still (at current levels) profitable during peak pricing (in most areas) so it wouldn't make economic sense to shut down during those times.

This was described here as well:
 - http://www.bitcoinminer.com/post/2858427974

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August 20, 2011, 03:17:03 AM
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In the U.S. and Canada, generally only large commercial and industrial entities have time-of-use rates.

Because hardware costs remain the most significant cost of mining yet, even if a time-of-use rates were accessible, mining is still (at current levels) profitable during peak pricing (in most areas) so it wouldn't make economic sense to shut down during those times.

This was described here as well:
 - http://www.bitcoinminer.com/post/2858427974
Thanks for the explanation,24 hours it is.

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