The primary purpose of this blog will be to highlight ways our customer-members can save money thru energy efficiency and energy conservation in their home.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Energy use data
energy performance requires good information on how, when, and where energy is
being used. Collecting and tracking this information is necessary for
establishing baselines and managing energy use.
data must be complete and accurate because it will be used for analysis and goal
setting. Inventory all energy purchased and generated on-site (electricity, gas,
steam, waste fuels) in physical units (kWh, mMBtu, Mcf, lbs of steam, etc.) and
on a cost basis. Assemble energy bills, meter readings, and other use data.
a Tracking System
system for tracking performance can range from a simple spreadsheet to detailed
databases and IT systems. The following website http://www.energywatcher.com/ offers a
lot of great advice as well as a "Free Utility Bill Tracking Spreadsheet" for
tracking your energy data.
you have your yearly data totals it is recommended that you divide the units by
365 to get your average daily usages. This will be very helpful in setting daily
targets for energy reductions. The next step is to install real-time energy
monitors so that you can track and monitor on a daily basis.
Farmers Electric Cooperative - Kalona