A strong energy management program, in conjunction with the evolution in reliable, clean energy alternatives is an integral part of MCCo's conversion to coal-free energy production. By reducing the demand from our members, our Central Plant will be able to lower production and decrease our carbon footprint. This is a very important factor as we plan for future generation resources.
MCCo is focused on advancing a strong demand-side management assistance program for energy efficiency measures and other energy conservation approaches. The purpose of an energy efficiency assistance program is to provide support and insight for member institutions as they work to reduce their carbon footprint through the implementation of measures such as air exchange cycle monitors, lighting retrofit projects and/or automated room controls. Energy Management Plan support and development for member institutions is an additional service of this program.
MCCo's district energy system allows for a unique, customized program for energy management. Currently, we are coordinating with facility operators and sustainability staff to better understand organizational energy reduction goals and targets as well as initial project ideas for reducing energy consumption. Professional recommendations for energy saving projects presented by the energy audit project will help inform member institutions' Energy Management Implementation Plans and assist MCCo in creating a customized demand-side program approach for each customer. In addition, MCCo is upgrading our metering and billing system to promote efficiency in our tracking and billing practices while providing a higher standard of customer service in energy use tracking and monitoring for facility operators.
For more information on the energy audit project, metering and billing update, and other energy management projects please see the In The News section of the website.
Please click here for more information about the MCCo Energy Efficiency Grant Fund