Analysis of Performance
- The analysis below represents data through the third quarter of 2020.
- Recent data showing community wide and sector specific impacts of the pandemic can be found at fcgov.com/utilities/covid19
- The community wide electricity use per capita for the third quarter of 2020 was 18.1% below the 2005 baseline. Business use was down 24.7% while residential was down 4.3%. This is also reflected in the covid dashboard showing the effects of business slow/shut downs and stay/safer at home orders.
- Q3 2020 community electricity result of 2371 kilowatt-hours was 18.1% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q3 2020 home electricity use of 904 kilowatt-hours was 4.3% below the 2005 baseline.
- Q3 2020 business electricity use of 1467 kilowatt-hours was 24.7% below the 2005 baseline.
- Recent data on the Utilities covid dashboard indicates that usage is trending back towards expected levels.
- 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.
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.