# Inefficiency (Advanced)

From Alpha Centauri Wiki

The formula used to compute the energy lost by a base to **inefficiency** is:

Inefficiency = (Energy × Distance ÷ (64 - (4 - Efficiency) × 8))

Where:

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.