Health & Safety

August 16, 2012

Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Information provided by Fort Irwin Garrison

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post?

Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity usage. When the installation uses less than the baseline, we are rewarded with credits toward our next month’s balance.

Through your hard work, the Garrison saved $2,586.80 out of a possible $4,000 on July 12. This was one of our best energy reduction days this summer. Last year, on July 4, 2011 we saved slightly over $3,000. It all adds up and we need your help. Whether you live in the housing, or you’re an employee who works in the cantonment area, you can make a difference.

The money saved through energy reduction goes right back into quality-of-life projects and operational funds.

What you should do:

Across NTC:

Throughout the summer, between noon and 8 p.m.:

Only use the electricity you require, avoid wasting electricity

Turn off any unused lights, equipment, or appliances

Where possible, refrain from making demands on the electrical system.

Barbecue or cook later in the evening.

Keep doors shut. Keep cold in and hot out. Works on buildings,

refrigerators, and freezers.

 

Workplace:

Turn off any unnecessary overhead lights / use task lighting

 

Whenever possible for your work:

Completely turn off lights and equipment in unoccupied spaces

Set your thermostat to 78 degrees

Turn off all personal desktop printers, use networked printers

Turn off unnecessary LaserJet printers

Turn off computer monitors if not in use

 

Housing:

Defer use of energy intensive appliances until after 8 p.m.

Examples: washers, dryers, vacuums, dishwashers, etc.

Set your air conditioning thermostat to 78 degrees

Turn off ceiling fans and lights in unoccupied spaces




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