Analysis of Performance
- The analysis below represents data through the second quarter of 2021.
- The community wide electricity use per capita for the second quarter of 2021 was 19.1% below the 2005 baseline. Business use was down 24.3% while residential was down 6.9%.
- Q2 2021 community electricity result of 1967 kilowatt-hours was 19.1% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q2 2021 home electricity use of 677 kilowatt-hours was 6.9% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q2 2021 business electricity use of 1290 kilowatt-hours was 24.3% below the 2005 baseline.
- Programs and services are one primary factor helping to keep electricity use flat while the population has continued to increase. Other factors include codes and standards, general availability of efficient products, customer conservation behavior and increasing local renewable energy production.
- This metric was updated starting in Q2 2019 to include the breakout of home and business energy use. In addition, this update changed the source data which resulted in minor changes to the previously reported values and the baseline reference data.
- The 2021 population estimate was updated to the most recent value of 173,854.
Why Is This Important?
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – The Utilities' Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs provides programs and services to reduce energy use. Weather and local economic conditions are the other primary influences which have an impact on the electric usage of the community. The actions of residents and businesses are also key to lowering use and thereby emissions.