Where Am I Starting From? Understanding Your Water Utility’s Electric Bill and the New Energy Usage Baseline Tool (2)
For many water systems, the electric (or energy) bill is one of the largest operating expenses regularly incurred by the water system. It is also one of the most controllable operating expenses a water system will have. To save money through energy conservation measures, it is first necessary to know where you are starting from. This webinar helps viewers understand their electric bill(s) and their various components; compare different electricity rate schedules (if available from the electricity provider) as a means of looking for a more cost-saving, advantageous rate schedule (similar to shopping for the best cell phone plan you can find); and use the Environmental Finance Center’s new Energy Usage Baseline tool, an Excel-based tool to help establish the baseline of electricity usage for your water system and track the effectiveness of energy conservation measures adopted over time.