Numbers deliver a quick and powerful snapshot of the impact of our energy programs.
As limited energy supplies, climate change and growing demand tap our precious energy resources and increase our
energy costs, WECC is leading the charge to "prove the value of energy efficiency" and ensure a brighter, cleaner,
more secure energy future for all. Here's what our efforts achieved in just one year (from July 1, 2009 to
June 30, 2010).
|Program Name||Total Annual Kilowatt Savings*||Total Annual Kilowatt-hour Savings*||Total Annual Therm Savings*|
*Savings include all states where programs are administered/implemented.
kWh - A kilowatt hour is a measure of electricity used over time. For example, ten 100-watt light bulbs, left
on for one hour, would use one kWh (or 1,000 watt hours) of electricity.
kW - The electrical unit of power which equals 1,000 watts or 1.341 horsepower. Since one watt equals one Joule
per second, a kilowatt equals 1,000 joules per second.
Therm - A measurement of the amount of heat energy in natural gas, equal to 100,000 BTUs. A BTU, or British
Thermal Unit, is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one
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