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will support behavioral energy conservation for peak reduction including many pumping stations. This 
platform will also provide data to identify and design new energy conservation measures.  

The City is also leading the country in development of electric vehicle infrastructure – and is currently 
piloting electric vehicles with agencies across City agencies to determine the most efficient and effective 
users.  

Performance Measures & Results 

KWh reductions in site energy use Since 2006, the City has reduced electricity use from city operations 
by 40 million kWh, which is a 12% reduction.  Since 2006, the City has reduced energy use of its water 
distribution and water/wastewater treatment system by 12% - including pumping stations, chlorination 
and treatment plants.  

Reduction in GHG emissions from grid electricity  

Since 2006, the City has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from city operations by 25%, or almost 
60,000 MT CO2-equivalent. This reduction was achieved through energy reduction and lower intensity 
of GHG emissions from the grid.  

Current investment in energy efficiency projects and anticipated savings over the life of the contract  

Since 2006, the City has invested more than $140 million in energy efficiency and production projects 
across government operations ($34 million for water and wastewater). These projects over their lifetime 
have a net savings of $34 million, after debt service and operating costs.  

Reduction of petroleum use for transportation  

Since 2012, we have improved petroleum transportation fuel use efficiency (miles per gallon) by 4% 
through introducing a new means of financing the purchase of vehicles and reducing the age of the fleet 
from eight to six years. We have installed over 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to have the 
infrastructure in place to replace non-emergency sedans with EVs in the next years.  

 

ENERGY GENERATION & RECOVERY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., standard operating procedures; board/executive 
management renewable energy conversion policy, including quantitative goals developed and 
shared with stakeholders)   

 

Internal energy sources evaluated (e.g., biogas, hydropower, heat in wastewater), and/or 
renewable energy sources evaluated on an ongoing basis (e.g., solar, wind, co-digestion)  

 

Recovery of digester gas in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, and boilers in place (for 
process and building heating)   

 

Conversion of digester biogas to electricity and heat, and/or transportation fuel Yes   

 

Solar panels, wind turbines, heat recovery, in conduit hydro, and/or hydroelectric power 
generation systems installed  

Co-generation systems. The City is accelerating use of combined heat and power across the water and 
wastewater operations