Community Electricity Use by Resource (kWh/year)

Desired Result:  

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Metric Definition
Community electricity use by resource type indicates the amount of electricity used by the community and how it was generated. Fort Collins electricity comes from renewables (hydropower, solar and wind), purchases from other generators, and fossil sources (coal and natural gas). Data is provided by Fort Collins Utilities and the Platte River Power Authority.
Why Is This Important?
Electricity represents more than 50% of all emissions, meaning that lowering community electricity use and ensuring that it is increasingly provided by fossil-free sources is a crucial component to achieving the community’s 2020, 2030, and 2050 climate action goals.
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – The City has several programs and initiatives that seek to increase energy efficiency and the community’s supply of renewable electricity. Both of these actions impact total community use. The actions of residents and businesses are also key to lowering use and emissions.
Benchmark Information
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