Frequently Asked Questions

Utility Cost Database

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Utilities Cost Data has access to a variety of free samples. For every utility in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our cost and pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Utilities Cost Data are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The price and cost data presented for utilities is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates utilities cost data.

Subscribers access utilities pricing and cost data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

If you cannot find the cost data of your interest in our store (at /products/indexes-and-data/utilities-cost-data-subscriptions">, whether it is cost data related to other utility or data related to a specific country not covered, you may submit the request form available at In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this would be a customized data set, not available in our online database, the quotation for providing the data you need shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

The cost figures presented in the charts represent estimates of the operating costs of systems employed for generating the respective utility. Such costs vary according to the utility (Chilled Water, Cooling Water, Demineralized Water, Process Water, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Coal, Compressed Air, Electricity, Natural Gas, Steam).

On the other hand, utilities price figures presented in the charts consist of estimates for the values paid by an industrial customer for utilities supplied by off-site facilities.