Community Electricity Use Per Capita (kWh/quarter)
Desired Result: Below Target
Analysis of Performance
- The analysis below represents data through the fourth quarter of 2022.
- Q4 2022 community electricity result of 1982 kilowatt-hours was 21.9% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q4 2022 home electricity use of 683 kilowatt-hours was 15.0% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q4 2022 business electricity use of 1299 kilowatt-hours was 25.0% 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.
- The 2022 population estimate was updated to the most recent value of 176,638.
This metric tracks electricity use (kWh) per capita. It is calculated by dividing the yearly community electricity use by that year’s population. By tracking electricity use at a per capita level, changes in behavior, efficiency, and other influencing factors are more visible than at the community level where population can mask these trends. Performance improves as electricity use per capita declines. Data is provided by Fort Collins Utilities.
Why Is This Important?
Electricity represents more than 50% of all emissions, meaning that lowering community electricity use is a crucial component to achieving the community’s 2020, 2030, and 2050 climate action goals.
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.
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