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The Strategic Energy Management program’s purpose is to improve efficiency, lower cost, and reduce environmental impact. The program has achieved its goal of reducing electricity and natural gas use by 5% per year for four years. These reductions were made possible through process changes and minor capital project expenses.

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Model

In cooperation with Energy Trust of Oregon, Energy350, and the City of Albany started in 2014 by developing a model to accurately benchmark progress:

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Projects

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Staff identified potential projects and processesand started tracking their progress in accordance with the model:

  • HVAC systems/temperature adjustments
  • Lighting fixtures in/on buildings
  • Hot water heaters
  • W3 pressure adjustments
  • Shutting down redundant Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Pumping scheme adjustments
  • Adjusting aeration in VLRs
  • Adjusting chlorination, mixing

Council also approved $475,000 for 3 energy projects in the Capital Improvement Program to occur between 2018-2019:

ProjectCostIncentives ReceivedPayback PeriodCompleted
Repair leaking blower line $295,000 $119,000 3.5 years April 2018
Install “banana” mixers in aeration basins $200,000 $100,000 3 years October 2018
Install a VFD on 1 blower (250 hp) $60,000 $30,000 (anticipated)    

Results

The Albany Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility is saving 3,500 kWh per day on average.

This may continue to improve with the VFD project still in progress. That's equivalent to:

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Power for 117
U.S. homes

energy icon meter 1,280,000 kWh per year

energy icon money $96,000
per year

Actual Water Reclamation Facility Energy Performance

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Overall Power Cost

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Overall Savings & Incentives at the Albany-Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility

ItemkWhIncentive/SavingsCost
SEM Program   $22,500  
Energy Saved to date 2.75 million $199,000  
LED Lighting   $14,000 $33,400
TWG Actuator   $4,500 $9,000
Blower Line Repair   $119,000 $295,000
Banana Mixer Installation   $100,000 $200,000
Blower VFD Installation   $30,000 $60,000
Total   $489,000* $597,400

*Will continue to save approximately $96,000 annually in power costs.

 

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2020-2021 Linn County Property Taxes

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Total 2020-2021 Property Tax: $2,984

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City Manager's Office: ICMA Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2019Target
567899
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City Manager's Office: Percent of departments that rate legal services as satisfactory or better

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2019Target
100%91%100%100%97%100%


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Objective GN-1
Maintain a close to open ratio of 75% or higher on submitted cases per fiscal year.

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
55%71%96.7%98.5%75%

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Objective GN-4
Percentage of collector and arterial streets in "fair" or better condition (minimum PCI of 60):

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
n/an/a68%67%100%

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Objective GN-6
Increase Albany Transit System ridership (ATS)

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
86,20079,36976,69674,10096,000

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Objective GN-6
Increase Linn-Benton Loop ridership

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
124,800111,595109,927107,900145,000

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Objective GN-6
Increase Paratransit ridership

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
18,40018,34617,64621,20021,000

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Objective GN-8
Average total acres of park land per 1,000 residents

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
17.3017.3017.1017.1017

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Objective GN-9
Average acres of developed parks and recreation land per 1,000 residents

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
10.9010.9010.8010.8011

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Objective GN-10
Annual number of library visits

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
346,695331,000324,000295,302371,000

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Objective GN-10
Number of discrete Library programs across all service areas

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
2021242519

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Objective GN-10
Percentage of Library operating expenditures spent on collections

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018Target
6.9%7.4%9.2%8.2%10%

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