FY 2023 Utility Rates and Bill Collection Disbursement
High Temperature Water
|Projected Average Rate||Costs|
|(see schedule for 2021 billing history)||R&R cost||3.3%|
|Projected Average Rate||Costs|
|(see schedule for 2021 billing history)||R&R cost||4.8%|
|$2.797/CCF water||Resource cost||83.9%|
|$3.920/CCF water||Resource cost||93.2%|
|Stormwater / Street|
|$0.0303/ft. sq. of floor area||Resource cost||99.1%|
Campus Energy Efficiency Projects
The Energy Office designs, manages, and implements increased efficiency measures across campus including retrofits and upgrades for non capital improvements. Contact the Energy Manager if you have ideas for improving your space by increasing efficiency. Previous projects have ranged from retrofitting T12 lighting and the addition of automated lighting controls, implementing IT software, upgrading HVAC ducting for efficient distribution and assisting with grant applications for photovoltaic installations.
The involvement of the Energy Office in building design and review is becoming increasingly important as the University works towards the Presidential climate commitment and faces the realities of increasing energy costs. In addition to developing the University standards for meters the office advocates building at the University with Energy Conservation as a primary design criteria. Applying High Performance Building standards, LEED building standard suggestions, and improving on the minimum energy code requirements are necessary priorities as the University enlarges its building footprint.
Incentive and Rebate Assistance
The Energy Office is responsible for taking advantage of various rebate and incentive programs associated with constructing efficiently. We are happy to assist any projects or departments wishing to do the same, including assistance with utility rebates and incentives for implementing efficiency measures offered through Rocky Mountain Power and Questar.
Requirements for eligibility under RMP Programs
In general, utility incentives call for specific pieces of equipment to meet minimum efficiency requirements. Rocky Mountain Power has a variety of incentive programs to meet your project’s needs. For more information, please visit the RMP website.
Requirements for eligibility under Questar Program
Questar pays a cash rebate for qualifying equipment. Check Questar’s website for details. Note: The building in which the project is occurring must be served under Questar’s GS rate schedule. Most buildings on campus are not GS.
Renewable Energy Purchasing
Why buy clean renewable energy? Because by purchasing from sources such as wind power, you avoid supporting the production of harmful byproducts of coal-generated electricity. These include high carbon emissions that drive global climate change and other toxins including mercury pollution that releases 48 tons of mercury each year in the US.
The wind energy fund established by ASUU has now been opened for additional participation by University faculty, researchers, staff, students and friends. Because of the large scale of this program, the cost ($3/mwh) is very low compared to the many other similar programs throughout the nation. In fact the cost per mhw of wind electricity is more than six times cheaper than typical schemes. Donations are made to the University so contributions are tax deductible.
Utah Power residents and businesses can purchase new wind power through the Blue Sky program that provides clean, renewable wind energy in 100 kilowatt-hour (kwh) increments, called blocks, for just $1.95 per block per month. Each 100 kwh block represents about 10 percent of the average customer’s monthly electricity usage.
We can also assist in education efforts for managing energy, including proper use and training on control systems and opportunities for improved efficiency in your space.
Through our Behavioral program we attempt to identify and implement non-mechanical measures which involve the occupant’s active participation in increasing efficiency and taking ownership and responsibility for their space. Contact our behavioral specialist if you would like help or have ideas about engaging building inhabitants in conservation efforts and campaigns.
We are pleased to be a part of any outreach program at the University by being a part of various “green teams,” faculty, staff, or student committees interested in advancing energy efficiency. Through outreach involvement, we will happily serve as a liaison between Facilities Management and the building users and occupants. Contact the Resource Conservation Specialist or Energy Manager if you have questions or to arrange a meeting.
The Energy Office is responsible for managing the University’s total energy usage and charged with the responsibility of reducing that burden. In that capacity the Energy Office tracks the consumption and utility usage for the University including:
High Temp Water
We coordinate usage reporting with the local utilities, read and maintain campus utility meters and work with Facilities Central Services to bill University Auxiliaries.
In an effort to increase the performance of our facilities we are implementing commissioning and recommissioning efforts in many of our older facilities to improve the efficient operations of major building systems including HVAC and lighting. Proper commissioning is important to insure buildings are operating as they were designed.
Utility Usage Data
University Utility Usage Data is gathered, tracked, reported and managed through the Energy Management office, including University rate structure. Consumption data is collected across the University and is broken up into more comprehensive facility usage data through sub-metering individual facilities.
Please use our interactive map to view your building’s energy usage. If your building is not listed, please contact the Utility Analyst or Energy Manager.
Energy Conservation Initiatives executed by the University of Utah have resulted in considerable savings from large Energy Servicing Contracts (ESCO’s), a behavioral program, and Energy Office retrofit projects.
FY 09 Totals
|ESCO||$ 2,113,040.60||$ 33,016,827.75|
|Behavioral||$ 579,452.35||$ 5,425,944.05|
|Energy Office||$ 163,973.58||$ 198,261.55|
|Total||$ 2,856,466.53||$ 38,641,033.35|