Energy


103) What are the sources of energy for the electric utility serving your school?
Enron supplies the universities electricity.  Enron buys its power from PG&E, which generates electricity from a grid system that is made up of hydroelectric, wind, nuclear, and some fossil fuel sources.

104) How much energy did campus buildings and grounds consume in the last academic year, and what were the costs associated with each type of fuel? 

Electricity:
 -Total use (kWh): 38,579,801 
 -Total cost: $1,858,920.00
 -Cost/kWh: .0481 cents

105) Natural Gas:
 -Total consumption (THERMS): 792,649
 -Total cost: $328,415.00
 -Cost/THERM: .414 cents

106) Fuel Oil
 There is no fuel oil used on campus. 

107) How has campus energy use changed over the past five years? Why?
         Energy consumption has increased as the school has expanded.

108) Does your campus have an energy efficiency program?
The campus does not have a general energy efficiency program.  The university is saving money on electricity through deregulation of the industry, which has lead to a 5% cost reduction.

Which of the following programs does it include?
 -Regular energy audits of campus buildings: Enron Corporation will be conducting an energy audit of the campus in the year 2000.

 -Replacement of incandescent lighting with more efficient lighting systems: The University has funded this type of activity in the late 1980ís through the use of energy bonds.

 -Computerized energy management systems: The University implemented this program in 1990.  The system manages the heating and cooling systems for most of the university buildings.

 -Energy conservation awareness program for staff and/or on campus residents: The University has periodically sent out notices to the staff and faculty regarding conserving energy, but a more formal program is in need of development.

 -Solar water heating: The University has conducted an analysis of implementing solar water heating and has not found it to provide sufficient life cycle cost savings to merit implementation.

 -Passive solar building design: The University has asked its architects to include such features in the design of new buildings on campus.

 -On campus cogeneration: The University has conducted an analysis of this program and has not found it to provide sufficient life cycle cost savings to merit implementation.

 -Energy efficient windows: The University has implemented a program to replace windows in most of the older buildings with new energy efficient windows.  Additional buildings will be included in this program as funding permits.

 -Energy efficient appliances: The University has included an analysis of energy efficiency in its procurement decisions. 

 -Other: The University has constructed a Thermal Energy Storage System to generate chilled water in the evenings and use it during the warm days thus avoiding the use of electricity during the highest peak use times of the day.  The university has also adopted the use of a cover over the swimming pools in order to reduce heat loss during the non-use time and thus saves energy by not having to reheat the pools. 
 

 

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