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Articles About Village energy use
￼￼The Village of YS has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016.
Periodically throughout the summer, Village government encourages Yellow Springers to assist with “peak shaving.” The practice is generally understood as a way to reduce electricity usage and save money, but what does it actually mean?
Villagers who venture downtown this week may notice that the Village electric crew finished installing three street lamps at the north end of downtown.
As long as the sun continues to shine on Yellow Springs, the Village could begin receiving power from a local solar photovoltaic project in 2012.
The monthly electricity use of the village’s 1,700 residences has slightly increased from 2003, according to figures from the Village utility department.
At their Sept. 7 meeting, Village Council members took their first official step toward adding solar power to the Village energy portfolio when they unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance for an AMP solar energy subscription package.
At the Aug. 16 Village Council meeting Village leaders expressed enthusiasm for a new American Municipal Power, or AMP, solar energy subscription package, and asked Village Manager Mark Cundiff to prepare an ordinance to enable the Village to sign on to the project.
New for the 2010 school year is an energy-efficiency makeover at all three school buildings and an energy curriculum to match.
This is the first in a monthly report on the residential use of electric power within the village limits. View a chart of comparative residential electrical consumption.