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Home Energy Reports at the Utilities Advisory Commission

Original post made by Asher Waldfogel on Jan 11, 2011

If you have criticism or praise for the Home Energy Reports in your utility bill, they're on the Utilities Advisory Commission meeting agenda this Wednesday January 12th at 7pm in City Hall.

Home Energy Reports are a part of the Utility Department's Energy Efficiency Plan. Studies elsewhere have shown 1 to 2% residential energy savings by providing information in the reports. That would save us $1M over the 2 year contract period on energy purchases. Short public comments are always welcome.

Asher Waldfogel, Chair, Utilities Advisory Commission

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Posted by pares, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

The Utility Advisory Commission should first inform us about this new program. How much data will be kept? Will it be private? Will more data be needed in the future?

My report was inaccurate. The suggestion was to log on and update my data. Sounds innocent enough -- I have no problem with updating square footage. But what else will the Utility company want to know about me? Sure sounds like a lot more. Will there be more scrutiny and more requirements planned for the future? Sure sounds like it.

This is a major change in the mission of the Utilities to provide a service to now monitoring and admonishing users how they use the service. Sounds like big brother.




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