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Planning & Development
Energy Savings Program

[ Overview ] [ Utility Bill Analysis ] [ Energy Advisory Committee ] [ Testimonial ]
[ Other Local Development District Energy Programs ] [ Other Related Links ]

Overview

The goal of the SPC’s Energy Savings Program is to help local governments, schools, hospitals and non-profits reduce energy costs through energy efficiency and demand-side energy management.  The services provided through the Energy Savings Program include:

  • Educational/training workshops
  • Utility bill analysis
  • Energy assessment assistance
  • Green Building technical assistance
  • Assistance in implementing energy efficiency plans

The Energy Savings Program seeks to enable our clients to more efficiently allocate their utility budget resources through an initial utility bill analysis.  There are many organizations that might be paying too much for these utilities, consuming valuable resources that could be better used to provide goods and services to customers and constituents.  Through several state programs, SPC can help these organizations perform energy audits and analyze potential savings.  We also can help these organizations implement cost saving measures by bringing them together with funding streams and other organizations dedicated to this effort. 

Your organization may be able to:

  • Reduce energy consumption and increase operating efficiencies
  • Reduce energy bills and operating costs
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Save taxpayer money
  • Become more environmentally friendly

Through partnership, planning, and training, SPC is prepared to assist local governments, schools, hospitals, and non-profits in reducing their energy costs and utilizing energy resource more efficiently in the era of de-regulation.

Utility Bill Analysis

Knowing where you use energy and how much of it you use is the first step for managing your costs at maximum efficiency.  Utility Bill Analysis (UBA) can benefit municipalities by giving them the means to more clearly analyze where their energy consumption is coming from and where opportunities exist to decrease usage and demand.  Yet another benefit of the UBA, would be the ability to keep more precise records of energy usage that will allow for greater inspection of their efficiency.  Trend analysis can often reveal mechanical and/or business practice problems that can be addressed to lower energy costs.

Upon contacting SPC with interest in the Energy Savings Program, we will forward to you, via email, an Excel spreadsheet document. Please fill out all data highlighted in orange in the spreadsheet.  All areas highlighted in orange should be data found in your electric bills.  Areas highlighted in yellow are filled out by SPC staff.

In some cases, bills may not provide data that we request on the spreadsheet, such as meter numbers and individual cost breakdowns by KW and KWH.  In these cases, you will need to contact your electric power provider for this additional data to fill out the spreadsheet.

Please contact SPC at (412) 391-5590 or e-mail
comments@spcregion.org with any questions regarding the Energy Savings Program Utility Bill Analysis.

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Energy Advisory Committee

An Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) has been established to assist the SPC in maintaining a successful program and providing direction to maximize impacts.  The purpose of the EAC is for information sharing with strategic individuals, agencies and industries, and for the ultimate betterment of the energy program and its staff.

EAC members are local professionals who have considerable knowledge or interest in the Energy Program to volunteer as members.  Current members include:

  • Bill Roland – Duquesne Light
  • Margaret Hall – Department of Environmental Protection
  • Richard Pearson - BioSpace Development Company, LLC
  • Todd Kirkpatrick - Allegheny Power
  • Kevin Abbey - Penn State Extension – PennTAP
  • John Greenwald – Mechanical Operations & Consulting
  • Lee Ann Briggs – Duquesne University Small Business Development Center
  • Rob Campbell – Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group
  • Jeaneen Zappa – Allegheny County
  • Dom D’Andrea – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Jamie Colecchi – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Laura Mundell – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Ryan Falcone – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

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Testimonial

"The City of McKeesport would like to thank the SPC for their dedication in helping the city to save money through energy costs and increasing safety. Not only does the LED use less energy, but the visibility of the signal for motorists is enhanced."

--Tom Rosso, City Electrician, City of McKeesport

(Note: SPC assisted the City of McKeesport in replacing 221 incandescent lights with LED modules, which should save the City approximately $8,000 in reduced energy usage.)

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Other Local Development District Energy Programs

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Other Related Links

Financial Assistance Resources

Wastewater Funding
$223 million will be given to PENNVEST for drinking water and wastewater system improvement; 20 percent must go towards green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements.

Green Jobs Funding
Approximately $10 million will be provided to the Department of Labor and Industry for green jobs training.

Tax provisions
The ARRA amends several clean energy tax credits and incentives to spur further development in the marketplace. To see all of these corporate and personal tax provisions please go to http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?state=us.

For more information on ARRA-financed projects and federal recovery programs in PA go to www.recovery.pa.gov.  To learn details about the most recent programs to receive funding from the ARRA go to http://www.pa-erg.com/news_recovery_061209.php#more.

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For questions about the Energy Savings Program, contact Lew Villotti at (412) 391-5590 x302 or e-mail lewvillotti@spcregion.org.

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For questions about Community Assistance, contact Jamie Colecchi at (412) 391-5590 x325 or e-mail jcolecchi@spcregion.org.

 

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