Conservation Pays Off

The table below shoes how much electricity Ohioans have saved since our conservation law (127-SB221) was enacted. It is not clear how much savings are due to utility programs and how much is due to individual initiative.

Sector 2015 vs. 2008 2016 vs. 2015 through June
Electricity

Used

Savings,

$ Million

Electricity

Used

Savings,

$ Million

Residential –        3 % 370 –       8% 235
Commercial –        0.3% (a) 410 –        1% 33
Industrial –        17% 2,980 –       4% 64
Total –        5 % 3,760 –        5% 332

(a) Commercial saved during the recession, but their usage climbed back

 

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