# Power servant

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The Power servant, also called energy servant or energy slave, is a unit of input power equal to 100 watts. Input power is the amount of energy required to fulfill a system's needs before thermodynamic inefficiencies are taken into consideration (see megawatts thermal for more information).

Humans eat roughly 2000 food calories a day. A calculation shows that this roughly 100 W (rounding to make a more convenient number):

This means that 100 W (100 joules/second) can be thought of as the amount of primary energy necessary to feed a person in a day. This energy/time gives a power (power is how fast energy is used) that is more personal than watts. Power servants are almost always used for per capita power consumption.

Another calculation shows that one tonne of oil equivalent per year of power use is approximately 13 power servants:

=13.29 power servants power servants

One barrel of oil/year is 1.94 power servants.

The interactive graph below shows how much primary power per person different countries use. To convert to power servants divide the number on the graph by 1.94 (taking a half is accurate enough).