Initiatives

Energy Profile

One of PEA’s charter responsibilities is educating the broader public, decision-makers and leaders.  Energy is one of Philadelphia’s largest non-labor, non-discretionary expenditures.  In 2014, the City of Philadelphia spent approximately $78,000,000 on energy (excluding vehicle fuel).  The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is pleased to release our first publication, Municipal Energy Profile: A First Look – The General Fund.  It uncovered significant disconnects between policy and practice that are unintentionally hindering energy cost and consumption reductions in the General Fund.  The intent of the report is to provide context for future decisions, highlights effective practices, and contributes to a more public conversation about our city’s energy future by understanding how we arrived to where we are today.

 Municipal Energy Profile Executive Summary

 Municipal Energy Profile Report

 

The Energy Salon

The Philadelphia Energy Authority convenes government agencies, private entities and regional stakeholders quarterly to collaborate on looking forward at our collective energy future.  The goal is to assist in the implementation of well-informed and strategic energy decisions and investments.  Participants are invited to inform the gathering and expand their energy knowledge by promoting collaborative research, sharing lessons learned, vetting big ideas, pondering the possibilities and identifying policy, community, procurement and budgetary opportunities and implications.  As a municipal authority, the PEA provides objective expertise, a neutral ground for candid conversation and the technical resources for complex energy discussions. For more information, click here: Energy Salon Summary FINAL

March 4, 2015: Energy Efficiency Paralysis – How to Avoid the Audit “Pause” and Get Projects to the Finish Line

Energy efficiency is the most cost effective tool to managing utility expense.  Join us for a candid conversation addressing the challenges of implementing performance contracts in the MUSH sector. Moderated panel discussion:

Adam Agalloco, Philadelphia Energy Office                                                                             Baird Brown, Drinker Biddle & Reath                                                                                         Don Gilligan, NAESCO Roger Clark, The Reinvestment FundModerated by Bruce Stultz

September 25, 2014: Looking Through Other Lenses: Comparing Opportunities and Challenges in The Private Sector

April 23, 2014: Transforming Energy Consumers to Energy Entrepreneurs

An informal facilitated discussion exploring opportunities and synergies to reduce energy use and green house gas emissions between the Philadelphia Water Department & Philadelphia International Airport.  Topics included: co-generation, wastewater as a heat sink, and food waste to fuel

PEA Work Plan

After meeting with active stakeholders and reviewing the public hearing report, recommendations were reviewed, assessed for their desirability and feasibility, ranked by priority, and incorporated into the current work plan of the PEA.  This work plan, approved on Jan. 9 2014, will be implemented through June 30, 2015

Click here for full document: Approved PEA Work Plan 2014-2015

Report from the Public Input Hearing – May 23, 2012

On May 23, 2012, the PEA held its first public hearing to gather ideas for strategies and projects it could undertake to fulfill its mission. For four (4) hours, the five members of the PEA listened to thoughtful suggestions and commentary provided by more than 18 scheduled witnesses, including public officials, recognized energy experts, and numerous members of the public.

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