This portion of #NedZero Action Plan was updated: 6J-02: Establish Energy Baseline for Town operations, including transportation and process loads (water treatment, etc.)

J. Sustainable Logistics #Logistics http://ift.tt/1LvD161 Utilities has been attending workshops to better understand energy consumption at the water plant. While energy consumption is very important, Energy demand is what drives costs. Peak demand is measured as the highest total usage or need, at any 15 minutes throughout the month and then charged that rate for the entire month even if that peak only happened once. Because of the unpredictable nature of making water, it may be necessary to make water faster based on the community needs, during some point during the month causing costs to increase. Knowing this is important, and allows us to change how we operate to reduce costs. We hope to see the results of our changes in the coming months. updated by: chrispelletier1