Siemens, Industry, Inc. has completed an detailed energy audit of 16 City facilities and made recommendations regarding the implementation of energy conservation improvements.
The Public Works Department has facilitated the prioritization of 11 energy conservation measures with reasonable payback periods. Implementation of the energy conservation measures is projected to cost $821,486 and save the City $99,179 annually (average payback period = 8 years). The City Council has identified sufficient funding for implementation; including an Alaska Energy Authority grant, the City’s energy revolving loan program, and enterprise fund reserve accounts to complete the recommended energy conservation measures. These measures are expected to be completed by November, 2011.