The Mayor and City Council post items to this page to share with the
public concerning the City's Electrical System.
On May 21, 2015 the Mayor and Council approved a motion for the City
Manager to seek proposals from Qualified, Professional CPA Firms to
conduct a comprehensive audit and a specific use audit to: examine
the city's electric rates, expenditures, and revenues to determine
the adequacy of the current electrical rate structure relative to
the city's budget structure. see more at the agenda
under Item 1 of Old Business on the
Major Home Appliances That Consume The Most Electricity (per hour)
The following graph, posted on Forbes Magazine's website, shows a
list of electrical appliances that
use or consume electricty -
even when they are turned off.
The full article,
"Top 26 Home Energy Hogs-'Turned Off'"
can be viewed
Watts is a measure of power (technically, Joules/second)
analogous to speed (miles/hour). So you need to convert the power
into energy (like speed into distance). Here's an easy conversion
factor: if a device draws 1 watt constantly for a year, then its
energy consumption was 9 kWh.
So, when the chart says 5 watts, that's 5 x 9 =
45 kWh/year. You'll quickly see that almost any single device
consumes very little in annual electricity use but, when multiplied
by 40+ products, the sum is significant.
The only way to stop these stealthy devices, engergy hogs/engery
vampires, from adding to
your monthly bill - is to unplug them from the wall outlet.
CURRENT ELECTRIC RATES