Lower reservoir levels mean relying on more natural gas, renewable resources for power generation.
Usually by this time of year, California's Huntington Lake is full, awaiting the arrival of eager boaters and vacationers seeking refuge from the daily grind. But this year, because the winter snowpack in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountain range was only a tiny fraction of what was expected, Huntington is at less than half its normal level.
When you turn your lights on, do you ever wonder where that power comes from? How about when you are cooking dinner or making your morning coffee? What about when you are heating your home on a cold winter night? We often take our lifestyle based on a convenient and abundant supply of energy for granted. We switch our appliances on; drive our cars, use computers and cellphones without giving it a second thought. We use energy every day because it’s essential to our modern way of life. But do you ever wonder where the energy comes from?
Energy Points, a provider of energy analytics for resource management, and SustainEdge, a consultancy, have launched the Higher Edge Energy Points Solution, a comprehensive solution to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption at academic campuses. Using Energy Points Analytics, SustainEdge will provide a complete analysis of all resource streams managed in a campus setting, including electricity, water, waste, travel and more.