CITY OF OGDEN
Ogden City Corp has as its primary goals: The reduction of our carbon foot print, limiting our dependence on foreign oil, reducing our energy consumption, and developing renewable energy projects. We have aligned our grant request to help achieve the City?s goals and objectives outlined above:
BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENTS Our grant request for Building Energy Efficiency Enhancements includes three tasks. The first is completing a comprehensive Energy Audit, second is installing an Environmental Control System, and the third is installing equipment for Power Factor Correction. A brief description of each is:
? COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY AUDIT We have contracted with Chevron Energy to perform a comprehensive energy audit on city buildings and facilities. The purpose of the audit is to insure maximum energy efficiency in Ogden City buildings. We have received a draft report from Chevron Energy and will use the findings of the audit to direct our efforts to become more energy efficient.
? ENVRIONMENTAL CONTROLS The draft energy audit has identified a need to upgrade or add environmental controls in the City facilities. Installation and/or upgrading of out-dated controls would limit energy consumption and promote energy efficiency. The environmental controls allow facility staff to control energy consumption and to modify lighting, heating, and cooling schedules to maximize building efficiency.
? POWER FACTOR CORRECTION The draft audit has identified several issues or projects connected with the overall energy efficiency of the City Buildings. We have looked at different options and approaches to correcting the deficiencies. After reviewing the alternatives available we have determined that we can significantly reduce or energy consumption and our peak demand by conditioning the power used in the facilities. The third task in this activity includes installing Power Factor Correction equipment on various City facilities.
HYDRO ELECTRIC GENERATORS The City plans on installing a hydro electric generator at one of the city owned water facilities which will reduce our dependence on outside energy and become a renewable energy source. The activity would involve cutting an existing City owned water line and installing a hydro eclectic generator. The power produced would be hooked to the City owned building located at the site. The hydro electric generator would be installed in an existing City site and there is little or no impact to the environment.
CNG PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLE CONVERSION Ogden City is committed to reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuel. Ogden has constructed a CNG fueling site and has purchased 10 refuse collection vehicles. We are in the process of expanding the fueling site to allow access to other government agencies and to the public. The State of Utah is encouraging local agencies to make fuel to the general public to promote clean air and reduce or need for imported oil.
This activity would involve converting 7 public safety vehicles to run on CNG. By converting these cars we will reduce our need for foreign oil by approximately 5,500 gallons per year.