everal overarching recommendations emerged
from the CEAP process and are presented
separately below:
Data Management System Needs
Using Business Case Evaluations to Make
Decisions about Prioritization and Funding
Collaboration with Local Power Providers
Renewable Energy Plan
City-wide Community Energy Assurance
City-wide Community Energy and Carbon
Reduction Program
Data Management
System Needs
While developing the CEAP, the
Interdepartmental Team recognized
that the collection and reporting of
the various types of data needed for
the CEAP analyses were not always
straightforward or readily available. It is vital that the
City of Raleigh develop and implement an ongoing
data collection process that will streamline and
increase the accuracy of reporting information needed
to evaluate cost savings and carbon reductions.
Business Case Evaluations
The CEAP process demonstrated the value of applying
business case evaluations (BCE) to:
Make decisions about prioritization,
Project timing of needed expenditures, and
Evaluate tradeoffs between capital projects
versus longer life-cycle replacement projects.
The BCE process is a transparent framework for
making financially justifiable decisions about projects. It
results in recommendations achieved through a
comprehensive analysis that includes input from the
staff most knowledgeable of the issues and the
affected stakeholders.
The BCEs and project prioritization program that
have been utilized in the CEAP development process
are complimentary to, and should be included as part
of, the on-going CIP process improvement initiative
that is being developed by City staff.
Collaboration with
Local Power Providers
The City would like to build on existing partnerships
and expand collaboration with its local power
Future Data Collection
and Reporting
This information is
particularly critical in
developing the total cost
of ownership as a basis
for future financial
Energy Future