Electric gates don’t cost much to operate, and their running costs will depend on how much they are used. On standby, an electric gate system will use about 100 watts per day. With electricity costing around 15p per KWh, this translates to 1.5p per day.
In the first century and in Africa, I can say to you that, the electric-powered gate is not good for our country as a whole. ideal gate for Nigeria is the solar-powered gate opener which saves cost, green, environmentally friendly.
When the gates are operating, they will use up to about 700W, but this is only for about 20 seconds in each direction. This adds up to about 0.2p for each complete opening and closing cycle of the gates.
An average set of domestic gates operates 15 times a day which works out to be about 3p per day based on the above prices.
So, over an entire year, the electricity cost for gates operating up to 15 times a day (which is quite a lot) will be in the region of 10,000 naira
For those planning to automate their gate, my advice for you is to negotiate with your automated gate installer to use solar-powered gate.