Original Date: 04/06/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Energy Program
The Anniston Army Depot’s (ANAD’s) Energy Program affects the entire Installation and consists of efforts to improve energy awareness, increase energy conservation, and reduce energy cost. ANAD is a major energy user with an annual energy cost of approximately $4.5 million including electricity, coal, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and #2 diesel fuel. In FY1985, the Installation was challenged to reduce energy consumption by 30% before FY2005.
Programs such as steam trap replacement and re-lamping have been successfully used to reduce energy consumption. Energy awareness has been heightened for employees through contests and monitors in buildings. Occupancy sensors have been used with some success especially in restrooms and break areas. Utility partnering is being used to push down the cost of energy and as an alternate-funding source for some projects through newly available energy service performance contracts. ANAD challenged electric demand charges in 1994 by changing to a time-of-use rate. This has resulted in a significant cost avoidance. The rate change reduced the average annual electric costs by approximately $500,000, and energy consumption has been reduced.
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