Infographic Library

Affordable electricity has a hand in most aspects of our daily lives – from powering the Internet to brightening our holidays to ensuring schools are effective learning environments for our children. Keep Electricity Affordable’s Infographics Library offers colorful and creative images that bring these concepts to life. Happy browsing  – and feel free to share them with your friends!

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With significantly fewer customers per mile and with diverse and often rugged terrain to cross (agricultural fields, mountains, lakes, canyons etc.), rural areas present numerous extra challenges for connecting homes and businesses to electricity. Couple this reality with poorly conceived government mandates on the energy sector, and getting affordable, reliable power to large swaths of the rural West becomes a nearly insurmountable task.

 

Powering Rural Communities

Artificial lighting in dairy cow barns helps maximize the amount of milk each cow can produce. As a result, milk and other tasty, healthy dairy products are affordable for you and your family. Electricity is udderly amazing!

 

More Electricity, More Milk

Affordable electricity helps dairy farms run efficiently and keeps products like milk, cheese and yogurt fresh and cold in grocery stores and home refrigerators. Surprisingly, dairy farms need electricity for almost every aspect of the milking process: irrigating the crops that feed the cows, powering the milking machines, ventilating and lighting the barns, running the feeding equipment and more. 

 

Affordable Electricity Powers Dairy Farms

How much electricity do Americans consume making the holidays special? The answer might really shock you (but hopefully not in a Griswold way). 

Making the Holiday Electrifying

Everyone knows these modern gadgets – computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc. – rely heavily on electricity. But if we think about their power usage at all, it’s primarily when we need to tether them to a wall outlet for recharging. What most of us don’t consider is that the communications occurring between our machines – texts, emails, Internet surfing, cloud computing, etc. – also requires electricity. A lot of electricity. And some serious bricks-and-mortar facilities to enable it all….

Powering Our Information

The electricity it takes to power our schools is a significant budget item. If costs rise due to unreasonable regulations, it's our future leaders who pay the price.

Electricity Energizes Education

Colorado schools, on average, spend $96 million each year on electricity - an amount equivalent to nearly 2,000 teachers’ salaries or more than 135,000 bus rides to and from school for just one student.

Electricity Energizes Education Colorado

Just a few Nebraska schools, on average, spend $676,000 each year on electricity - an amount equivalent to nearly 14 teachers’ salaries or nearly 1,000 bus rides to and from school for just one student.

Electricity Energizes Education Nebraska

New Mexico schools, on average, spend $40 million each year on electricity - an amount equivalent to 800 teachers’ salaries or nearly 58,000 bus rides to and from school for just one student.

Electricity Energizes Education New Mexico

Wyoming schools, on average, spend $40 million each year on electricity - an amount equivalent to 800 teachers’ salaries or nearly 58,000 bus rides to and from school for just one student.

Electricity Energizes Education Wyoming

Socket to me! Affordable electricity has led to big improvements in quality of life for the average American, as evidenced by the increasing number of gadgets we have plugged in at home. The convenience of the dishwasher, coffee maker, and computer was only a dream 30 years ago.

The Power Generation

Every day we rely on so many appliances that are plugged in at home, at work and elsewhere. Since our quality of life depends on affordable electricity, cost increases driven by ill-conceived energy regulations can have a detrimental impact on family and business budgets everywhere.

Electricity Powers Our Lives (appliances)

This infographic illustrates just how plugged in the average electricity consumer is at home. Since every room in the house depends on affordable electricity, unnecessary cost increases that result from ineffective public policies can undermine our ability to enjoy the basic comforts of home.

Powering Your Home: Average Monthly Use of Electricity