ability to access alternative fuel infrastructure
which is being planned for installation at some of
the City’s remote operations facilities. Utilizing
this information, the best time for replacement
relative to the maintenance and repair cost versus
that of new technology would be determined.
Individual vehicles in the fleet would be evaluated
as part of the entire fleet in order to minimize the
present value of future costs associated with the
fleet, and identify the long-term impacts of
operating suboptimal equipment.
Utilizing statistical modeling and a decision support
system provides a transparent process that will aid
in establishing potential fleet management policies
that may include guidelines for the most
appropriate type of equipment based on usage, as
well as establishing the life-cycle costs and
emissions threshold that would trigger decisions
to retire, repair, or replace. To implement the
strategy, it would be necessary to generate the
data needed to apply the tool and determine how
to minimize the future costs and emissions
associated with the fleet.
4.
Evaluate the benefits of implementing the
water distribution system Real Time Energy
Management Operations Optimization
(
RTEMOO)
considering its contributions to both
energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions,
with the Public Utilities Department.
5.
Establish plan to annually report progress
on
reducing City Operations energy and carbon
emissions and to update the CEAP every three
years to identify new priority actions and maintain
momentum.
6.
Reconvene the Interdepartmental Team every
six months
to maintain their momentum for
implementing the CEAP.
7.
Review the list of the remaining Top 34 Future
Strategies and select (or re-prioritize) those to
implement next.
8.
Train several City staff members to become
experienced in using the BCE process.
This
transparent process can be used in a wide range of
decision-making applications including City-wide
CIP prioritization.
9.
Initiate planning for City-wide Community
Energy and Carbon Reduction Program
which
would engage all members of the Raleigh
community including residents, businesses and
other institutions.
10.
Evaluate and implement a system specifically
designed to monitor and measure results for
the City’s renewable energy projects.
11.
Register renewable energy projects with the
NC Utilities Commission.
If approved, receive
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that meet
the requirements of NC’s portfolio standard.
Register the RECs through the North Carolina
Renewable Energy Tracking System, which allows
for the sale of RECs should the City choose to do
so.
12.
Charge the Renewable Energy Team to:
Monitor potential changes to NC Senate Bill 3
(
SB3) which established the Renewal Energy
Portfolio Standard for NC’s public utilities.
Evaluate benefits of owning and operating
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