Municipal utility says collaborations save money while lowering emissions
Officials at Roseville Electric, a city-owned electricity provider in Roseville, Calif., say collaborating with local businesses, government organizations and consumers has helped it save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The utility has completed several projects, most recently working with St. Paul, Minn.-based HB Fuller to implement an energy efficiency plan at its manufacturing facility that saved $44,000 annually while eliminating 430,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.
Roseville Electric also implemented a Blueprint for Efficiency in Solar Technologies (BEST) Homes Program that uses a combination of rooftop solar panels, shade trees and energy efficiency steps to lower residents’ power bills. The “Green Roseville” program gives consumers the option of paying 1.5 cents extra per kilowatt hour for the utility to supply 100 percent renewable energy to their homes.
More information on Roseville Electric’s collaborative programs is available at www.roseville.ca.us/electric.