The formula used to compute the energy lost by a base to inefficiency is:
Inefficiency = (Energy × Distance ÷ (64 - (4 - Efficiency) × 8))
|Energy||= amount of energy produced by base this turn|
|Distance||= distance from Headquarters base (16 if no HQ)|
|Efficiency||= social engineering efficiency (+2 if Children’s Crèche)|
If denominator reaches zero, all energy is lost to inefficiency.