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Reno’s Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Initiative Successful

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The City of Reno's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiative proves to be a tremendous success, creating energy and financial savings along with creating/retaining jobs for Nevadans.

The Initiative allowed the City to invest more than $19 million in energy projects without impacting the general fund.

The following is a summary of the savings and benefits as a result of the Reno's Initiative: 

 

Electricity

Natural Gas

Renewable Energy

Monthly Energy Costs

Annual Energy Costs

 Total Cost Savings

 

kWh

Therms

kWh

$

$

$

2007

21,127,594

729,659

-

$437,904

$5,254,845

-

2008

21,347,254

719,560

-

$440,153

$5,281,839

-

2009

19,367,386

573,141

-

$417,841

$5,014,095

$240,750

2010

18,480,785

615,625

389,841

$373,495

$4,481,938

$772,907

2011

15,875,516

562,948

706,890

$335,013

$4,020,161

$1,234,684

2012

12,980,503

497,277

2,289,429

$309,239

$3,710,864

$1,543,981

In addition to the energy and financial savings, the City of Reno was able to create/retain 279 jobs during the downtime in our economy. Ninety-three percent of those jobs went to Nevadans.

Starting in 2008, in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy bills, the City of Reno began the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiative under the City Council's Green Priority. The projects encompassed solar photovoltaic systems, a wind turbine demonstration program, solar thermal heating systems, lighting retrofits, control systems, and a variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades. In May 2012, the City of Reno completed all the projects in the Initiative.

The Initiative was funded through a combination of sources including many from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Funds included Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants, Clean and Renewable Energy Bonds, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, and RenewableGenerations rebates, offered by the local utility, NV Energy. Energy savings are being used to pay-off the bonds, making no impact on the City's general fund.

Reno's Green Energy Dashboard, GreenEnergy.Reno.Gov, provides detailed information on solar and wind turbine systems that have been installed on City facilities. In several formats, the Dashboard displays the energy generated by the City's solar and wind systems, allowing users to select custom date ranges as well as export the data. Residents can also use the data to better predict what they could expect from installing similar systems at their homes or businesses.

To learn more about how the City of Reno is "Keeping it Green" visit Reno.Gov or contact Jason Geddes, Environmental Service Administrator at 334-3311.

From City of Reno 

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