Yellow Springs monthly residential electrical consumption
- Published: August 5, 2010
Villager Chris Roberts first suggested that the News provide an energy counter for the village last year. We liked the idea of helping residents to gauge the progress that’s being made toward the energy conservation that Village Council members were aiming toward when they created an energy board this summer to lead the effort.
This is the first in a monthly report on the residential use of electric power within the village limits. The chart below shows the average residential Kilowatt/Hours (KWh) used in Yellow Springs, against the average monthly temperature. The RED line tracks the actual average monthly electrical usage for 2009 and part of 2010, based on 1,200 single residences, and about 50 apartment units. The YELLOW charts the average monthly temperature.
In future posts, Matt and Megan will provide figures that are normalized for the weather variable, so that the data reflect consumption regardless of abnormally hot days in the summer or abnormally cold days in the winter. Look for the August figures on the Web site next month.
Yellow Springs Residential KWh versus Average Monthly Temperature