Analysis of Performance
- The analysis below represents data through the third quarter of 2021.
- The community wide electricity use per capita for the third quarter of 2021 was 16.6% below the 2005 baseline. Business use was down 22.9% while residential was down 3.6%.
- Q3 2021 community electricity result of 2413 kilowatt-hours was 16.6% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q3 2021 home electricity use of 911 kilowatt-hours was 3.6% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q3 2021 business electricity use of 1502 kilowatt-hours was 22.9% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q3 2021 community use was nearly the same as that in 2019 and higher than in 2020 (due to the pandemic)
- 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.
- 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.