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Employee performance plans established that include energy program-related activities to support the 
utility’s energy vision and goals  

Energy Optimization Plan (in development) as part of utility’s overall strategic plan  

Energy Policy (in development) as part of utility’s overall strategic plan  

Energy efficiency evaluated for equipment purchases and capital projects  

Energy performance audits or other similar mechanisms in place and evaluated , where appropriate 
Participation in voluntary energy efficiency programs  

Compliance with energy efficiency measures identified in the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Climate 
Action Plan Utilization of energy conserving equipment wherever possible (e.g., utilization of peak 
shaving equipment to reduce usage)  

Performance Measures & Results 

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Translation of energy use/intensity reductions to greenhouse gas emission reductions – to date 
and anticipated in the future  

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6 million pounds of GHG reduction in Santa Rosa Water’s operations (pumping, 
treatment, etc.);   

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12 million pounds of customer GHG reduction due to high efficiency plumbing fixtures  

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Current and anticipated renewable energy projects or activities   

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Further reducing dependence on fossil fuels and outside power providers (like PG&E). 
Santa Rosa Water currently meets about 20% of its electricity demand via generating its 
own energy.  

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At our Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant (LTP), the City uses 100% of the digester gas 
produced to generate about 7.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year using 
combined heat and power engines (13% of demand).   

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Santa Rosa Water has also installed solar voltaic arrays on various sites to generate 
650,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which are used to power lighting, pumps, 
and equipment in its facilities (1% of demand).  

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High Strength Waste Facility at Laguna Treatment Plant is used for energy production 
for the operation of the Plant (under construction).  

   

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