In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, through its work with local partners, the DCSEU created $144 million in lifetime energy cost savings for customers, including saving enough electricity to power 9,300 homes in DC for a year. These efforts will prevent the emission of more than 950,000 metric tons of carbon – the equivalent of taking more than 200,000 cars off the road for one year. The DCSEU also invested $3.8 million in energy efficiency projects for vulnerable communities and income-qualified residents, creating $820,000 in annual energy cost savings.
“FY 2017 was a tremendous year and stands as our best year in our seven year history,” said Ted Trabue, DCSEU Managing Director. “More residents and businesses than ever before saved money on energy costs and reduced their carbon footprint, contributing to the District’s sustainability goals.”
The newly released DCSEU 2017 Annual Report highlights the DCSEU’s achievements in creating a brighter energy and environmental future through energy efficiency for District residents, businesses, and institutions. The DCSEU – along with DC PACE, DOEE’s Solar Initiatives, Sustainable DC 2.0, and Clean Energy DC – is part of DOEE’s vision for the District to be a model for innovative policies and practices.
“The DCSEU’s work to decrease energy consumption, create green jobs, and reduce the energy burden for DC’s most vulnerable communities is critical to the District’s efforts to become the greenest, healthiest, most livable city in the country,” said Tommy Wells, Director of DOEE.
Read more in the DCSEU FY 2017 Annual Report, Building the Future of Energy in the District.
1 http://eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/xls/table5_a.xlsx; average residential monthly energy use in DC is 841 kWh.
2 http://www.buildsmartdc.com/buildings/278; Dunbar’s average annual gas usage over previous 2 years was 15,426 therms. The DCSEU’s annual gas savings was 2,117,166 therms in FY 2017.
3 https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator; carbon emissions prevented is present and future impact over the life of the equipment installed.