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June 8, 2012

CES reduces energy to save money

by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron will receive approximately $54,500 from an energy program by reducing the amount of electricity Luke Air Force Base uses from June 1 to Sept. 30. It’s estimated that Luke will help with a megawatt-hour reduction if called upon in the four-month period.

The energy program is called Peak Solutions Program and was created through a partnership between Comverge, an energy management solution company, and Arizona Public Service.

“As one of APS’s largest consumers, it’s important to take part in this program by reducing the electrical demand and supporting their mission in providing uninterrupted electric service throughout the West Valley,” said Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Vera, 56th CES energy program specialist.

The APS Peak Solution Program enables organizations like Luke to voluntarily participate to enhance electricity reliability and receive an incentive.

“APS determines the electricity we could reduce through the measures we take, and then we receive an incentive from that,” Vera said.

According to Vera, APS is able to generate approximately 10 million MW at any given time. When they started the program, they were approaching 8.5 to 9 million MW production during the summer.

The average household in America uses approximately 950 kilowatts-hours per month. The 10 million MW can power 10,526,315 homes in a month.

APS performs an energy audit with each client to indentify the amount of power use an individual client can reduce through the Peak Solutions Program.

Last year, Luke saved 1,285 kW during the first year with the program.

According to Joel Fisher of Comverge, APS customers use most of their electricity in the summer. As the area grows, the demand for electricity reaches higher peak levels and it puts a strain on the power system.

“This program has a positive impact on Arizona’s environment by lowering energy use during hot afternoons and delays the need to build additional power plants,” he said.

According to Fowler, the program allows Luke to enhance sustainability and system reliability during the hot summer months and lower peaking power costs.

“Everyone must do their part to conserve,” Vera said. “Team Luke will continue to do our part to reduce utility expenses for the Air Force and reduce our overall carbon footprint.”




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