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Title: Energy Conservation at Dominion


1
Energy Conservationat Dominion
Harold Crowder Program Manager
  • George Washington Regional Commission
  • Green Government Commission
  • January 28, 2009

2
Agenda
  • Energy Conservation Group
  • Energy Conservation pilots future programs
  • Smart Grid strategy
  • What can you do to save!

3
Energy Conservation Group
  • Key Program Functions
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Marketing
  • Communications / events
  • Emerging technologies

4
Consumption Reduction Pilots 2008
5
Peak Demand Reduction Pilots 2008
6
Renewable Energy Future Program Jan. 2009
  • Option 1
  • - 100
  • Option 2
  • - 2.00 increments

7
Future Programs late 2009
  • Demand Reduction
  • A/C heat pump cycling
  • Distributed generation
  • Curtailable service
  • Consumption Reduction
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • In-home energy display
  • High efficiency heat pump upgrade
  • ENERGY STAR home
  • Heat pump tune-up
  • Low-income audits
  • Refrigerator turn-in
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Lighting upgrades

8
Smart Grid Capabilities
  • Enables Energy Conservation
  • Cycling programs (A/C)
  • Critical peak pricing
  • Electric vehicles
  • Voltage monitoring
  • Operational
  • Remote reads
  • Remote on / off
  • Outage notification

9
Smart Grid - Communications
10
Business Energy Usage
  • Facts about business energy use and what the
    business owner can do

11
Energy End Usage
12
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13
Sure energy savers
  • Lighting
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Office Equipment
  • Water

14
Lighting
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs
  • Install lighting occupancy sensors
  • Consider upgrading from T12 to T8 fluorescent
    light tubes
  • Install ENERGY STAR qualified exit signs

15
Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Tune up the HVAC system
  • Regularly change filters
  • Install programmable thermostat to automate the
    HVAC system
  • Use fans
  • Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulk
  • Avoid over sizing equipment

16
Office Equipment
  • Always buy ENERGY STAR qualified products for
    your business. The ENERGY STAR mark indicates the
    most efficient computers, printers, copiers,
    televisions, windows, thermostats, ceiling fans,
    and other appliances and equipment
  • Install power management software

17
Water
  • Fix leaks
  • Use water saving faucets
  • Set water temperature at 120
  • If buying a new water heater, purchase an ENERGY
    STAR model

18
Tightening an Existing Building
  • Fill gaps around doors and window frames with
    caulk, spray foam, and insulative batting.
  • Checking window and door weather stripping. If
    weather stripping is missing, hard, or cracked,
    it should be replaced.
  • For exterior doors with a gap underneath, (e.g.,
    if you can see daylight) install door sweeps.

19
Energy Management
20
Roadmap for Energy Management
Make Commitment
Assess Performance Set Goals
Create Action Plan
Re-Assess
Recognize Achievements
Implement Action Plan
Evaluate Progress
21
Saving more than you know
  • When you invest in energy efficiency, the
    benefits go far beyond saving energy and money,
    and protecting the environment by helping prevent
    pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Potential to Improve Employee Productivity
    Enhanced comfort and improved lighting conditions
    may contribute to improvements in staff
    productivity.
  • Reduced Operations and Maintenance Costs Many
    energy-efficient technologies significantly
    decrease your operations and maintenance
    requirements, saving not only money but also
    staff time.
  • Increased Customer Comfort Building upgrades
    will improve your facilitys appearance, present
    your products or services in a comfortable,
    well-lit environment, and help your customers
    enjoy their visit. This can increase sales and
    encourage repeat business.
  • Increased Asset Value Efficient business
    properties have higher market values than those
    with higher operating costs.
  • Enhanced Public Image Your contribution to
    environmental protection very positively
    differentiates your business from your competitors

22
Employee Initiatives
  • Form a Green Team
  • Give it a rest and implement power management
    settings on computers and monitors.
  • Unplug electronics once they are charged
  • Light up your work life and replace light bulbs
    in desk lamp with CFLs
  • Keep air vents clear of paper, files, and office
    supplies

23
What you can do
  • Facts about home energy use and what the consumer
    can do at home

24
Growing Energy Demand
25
CFL Recycling Disposal
  • 5 milligrams of mercury
  • Breakage
  • collect in sealed bag
  • Recycle
  • Home Depot

26
Web Content
www.dom.com
  • Home Energy Calculator
  • Daily Energy Saving Tips
  • Blog

27
Energy Conservation Blog
  • Customers share ideas
  • Energy experts post respond
  • http//e-onserve.blogspot.com

28
Energy Saving Ideas
  • Switch to compact fluorescent lights
  • Unplug chargers
  • Use dimmer switches or timers
  • Seal heating and cooling system

29
Energy Saving Ideas
  • Seal windows and doors with weather stripping
  • Lower water heater temperature
  • Wrap water heater
  • Install programmable thermostat
  • Dom.com
  • Home Energy Calculator

30
Watch Out!!
25 - 60W equivalent CFLs 46 52 flat screen
31
Dominions Triple Play Meet Future Demand
  • Energy Conservation
  • Renewables
  • Traditional Generation

32
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