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Community Energy Use

Desired Result: Below Target

Analysis of Performance

Electricity use per capita was over 15 percent lower in the third quarter compared to the baseline year of 2005. This is the highest reduction for any quarter since 2005. The weather was generally mild in summer 2014, which contributed to the reduction. The population was readjusted with current estimates to 155,400. Continued declines in per capita electricity use while the local economy is growing indicates that customers are aware of their usage and continued efficiency programs.

Metric Definition

Percent change in electricity use (kilowatt hours or kWh) per capita compared to 2005 (baseline year) The metric is evaluated quarterly, and is one measure of the community's energy efficiency. 

Why Is This Important?

Percent change in kWh hours compared to the baseline year (2005) is a measure of the effectiveness of the City's energy conservation programs over time and influences the City's ability to meet energy and climate related goals.

City Organization Impact on Performance

Medium - The Utilities’ Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs provides programs and services to promote reduce energy use. Weather and local economic conditions are the other primary influences which have an impact on the electric usage of the community.

Benchmark Information

Benchmarking in progress