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Emily Malik
Conservation Coordinator
(435) 716-9792

Energy Conservation Programs

Renewable Energy & Conservation Advisory Board

 
Next meeting: March 13 at 7:30 am at the Logan City Environmental Department
(153 N 1400 W)

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.



This board is a council appointed board.  The Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board meets monthly to discuss issues related to energy conservation, renewable energy, and how these issues fit into Logan's future. Meeting dates, agendas, and minutes are listed below for your reference, and here is a copy of RECAB's goals.


Currently Serving on RECAB:

Byard Wood, Chair Robert Davies Herm Olson
Jim Goodwin, Vice Chair Peter Robertson Loren Anderson
Jeannie Simmonds Richard Anderson David Jenkins
Matt Perry

2015

January 9 Agenda Minutes Audio
February 6 Agenda Minutes Audio
March 13 Agenda Minutes Audio
April 3 Agenda Minutes
May 1 Agenda Minutes Audio
June 3 Agenda Minutes Audio
September 4 Agenda Minutes Audio
October 2 Agenda Minutes
November 6 Agenda
December 4 Audio

2014

January 8 Agenda Minutes
February 7 Agenda Minutes
March 14 Agenda Minutes
April 4 Agenda Minutes
June 6 Agenda Minutes
July 11 Agenda Minutes
September 5 Agenda Minutes Audio
October 3 Agenda Minutes Audio
November 7 Agenda Minutes Audio
December 5 Agenda Minutes Audio

2013

February 6 Agenda Minutes
March 6 Agenda Minutes
March 28 Agenda Minutes
May 1 Agenda Minutes
July 1 Agenda Minutes
September 4 Agenda Minutes
October 2 Agenda Minutes

2012

January 4 Agenda Minutes
February 1 Agenda Minutes
March 14 Agenda Minutes
May 2 Agenda Minutes
June 6 Agenda Minutes
August 1 Agenda Minutes
October 3 Agenda Minutes
November 7 Agenda Minutes
December 5 Agenda Minutes

2011

January 5 Agenda Minutes
February 2 Agenda Minutes
March 2 Agenda Minutes
April 6 Agenda Minutes
May 4 Agenda Minutes
June 7 Agenda Minutes
July 6 Agenda Minutes
August 3 Agenda Minutes
September 7 Agenda Minutes
October 5 Agenda Minutes
November 3 Agenda Minutes
December 7 Agenda Minutes

2010

January 6 Agenda Minutes
February 3 Agenda Minutes
March 3 Agenda Minutes
April 7 Agenda Minutes
April 19(Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
May 5 Agenda Minutes
June 2 Agenda Minutes
July 7 Agenda Minutes
August 4 Agenda Minutes
September 1 Agenda Minutes
October 6 Agenda Minutes
November 3 Agenda Minutes
December 1 Agenda Minutes

2009

February 4 Agenda Minutes
March 11 Agenda Minutes
April 1 Agenda Minutes
May 6 Agenda Minutes
June 3 Agenda Minutes
July 1 Agenda Minutes
August 5 Agenda Minutes
September 2 Agenda Minutes
October 7 Agenda Minutes
November 4 Agenda Minutes
December 2 Agenda Minutes

Electric Use History

Are you interested in learning more about how you use electricity and how your electric use compares to other homes about your size? Click the picture and check out Logan City's NEWEST energy conservation program! SAVE MONEY and ENERGY today! For more information, contact Emily Malik at (435) 716-9792.


How to set up your account:

  1. Go to loganutah.enerlyte.com
  2. Click the Sign Up icon in the top right
  3. Enter your information
  4. Click the create account button
  5. Bookmark the Energy Analysis website
    (If this doesn't work in your browser, hitting CTRL+D also works)
  6. Save money!

Explanation of Graphs

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ENERGY STAR® Qualified Dishwashers, Clothes Washers, & Refrigerators for RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

*Must be filed within 6 months of purchase date*


Scroll down for more information about these incentives & applications. For more information, please call (435) 716-9792 or email the program coordinator or stop by the Logan City Environmental Department at 153 N 1400 W Building A in Logan for an application.


You can also check out the incentives, natural gas saving tips, and other programs offered by the Questar Gas Thermwise program.


Thermostats eligible for rebates under this program are: Allure Energy Eversense Thermostat, Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Honeywell Lyric WiFi-Enabled Thermostat, Nest Smart Thermostat, or Schneider Electric Wiser Air.


All rebates and incentives will come in the form of a CHECK .




ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliance Incentive


Appliance

Current Incentive

Refrigerator $35
Dishwasher

$20

Clothes Washer

$40

Smart Thermostat

$50

DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE
Please make sure you read the incentive details

Qualified Appliances

Click here to see if your refrigerator is qualified for an incentive
Click here to see if your dishwasher is qualified for an incentive
Click here to see if your clothes washer is qualified


PLEASE DISPOSE OF USED APPLIANCES RESPONSIBLY

For questions or assistance with proper disposal methods, please call Logan City Environmental Department at (435) 716-9755 or consult our Household Hazardous Waste page.  Thank You.



Refrigerator Conservation Programs


This program has been suspended indefinitely.


Do you have an old freezer or second refrigerator in working condition that is wasting space and energy? Are you a Logan City Light and Power customer? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you may be eligible to have your appliance picked up for FREE. Call (435) 716-9792 with questions and to schedule your appointment today.


Please note, the following terms and conditions apply:
  • Qualifying Appliances: Refrigerators must be a “second” refrigerator in the home. Homes with only one refrigerator do not qualify for the incentive. All freezers qualify for the incentive. Refrigerators must be larger than 10 ft3 and smaller than 30ft3.
  • Program Availability: This program is limited to funding available. Customers will be served on a first come, first served basis. Program may be canceled at any time at the sole discretion of Logan City.
  • Eligible Customers: Any Logan City Light and Power RESIDENTIAL customer is eligible to take advantage of the refrigerator collection program.
  • RULES: Units must be in working condition and plugged in to verify working status. The refrigerator must be clean and empty. You must provide clear and safe access to your appliance(s) for the removal team. They will not risk injury or be able to move personal effects or modify your home (e.g.: remove door or railings) to remove the unit(s). Logan City pays for disposal fees for your appliance. There is no financial compensation (incentive/rebate) for disposing of used refrigerators and freezers, however Logan City will pay for the disposal cost of the unit collected.

What is Green Power?

The Green Power Program gives Logan City Light & Power customers the opportunity to assist Logan City Light and Power in securing renewable energy resources and become more energy independent.


How much does Green Power cost?

Renewable energy is sold in “green blocks” of 100 kWh for $2.00.  This is in addition to regular electric charges. A customer may purchase as many blocks as they wish.


When Logan City Light & Power customers enroll in the Green Power program the money is kept in a separate account for future purchase and/or investment in renewable electric resources. We hope to be able to secure a good mixture of community-based renewable energy projects when possible.


Customers will have the opportunity to identify their preference as to which type of renewable energy they would like Logan City to invest in.  Although Logan City’s overreaching goal is to incorporate a variety of affordable and reliable power resources, Logan City will take into account consumer preference when possible.


This is a voluntary program and customers can cancel at any time.


How do I know where my money is going?

Logan City will document and verify each individual's investments in the Green Power Program and notify participants of specific renewable energy and conservation projects that are initiated and pursued as a result of the participant payments. Logan City will make every effort to target the specific types of projects as requested by the participants. The funds may go toward the purchase, development, and/or research of renewable energy and/or conservation resources, and will continually work towards making Logan City a more energy independent community.






Simply fill out the application and return it with your utility payment or mail to:

City of Logan Environmental Department
Attn: Green Power Program
450 N 1000 W
Logan, UT 84321

Please be aware of the following:

  • Fill out the form completely, including your utility account number.
  • Indicate the number of 100 kWh blocks you would like to subscribe to.
  • Total your monthly charge by multiplying the number of desired blocks by $2.00.
  • Please feel free to call or e-mail with questions: (435) 716-9792 or


Available for check out at the Logan Library for FREE!!!. This device is the first step toward creating an energy conservation strategy in your home.


It tells you:

  • Watts
  • Kilowatt-Hours
  • If an electronic device uses energy when it is turned off

See how this device can help you conserve

Kill A Watt meter user guide




Ahorro de Energía brinda: Consejos para ahorrar energía y dinero en el hogar




Electricity demand is about 25% higher during the summer months in Logan.


To cover higher than normal demand, Logan City, on occasion, must purchase extra power from expensive outside sources with twice the pricetag of our base supply of electricity.


Shifting usage from peak times to off-peak times (before 10 am & after 8 pm) is just one way to help us decrease these added electricity costs. Scroll down to see more information about enery conservation and efficiency. This keeps rates low for all of our customers.






Phantom Load Costs

Home Office Electronics

  • Desktop Computer
$3.96
  • Laptop computer
$8.81
  • Laptop charger (unattached to laptop)
$4.38
  • LCD monitor
$1.12
  • Printer
$1.98
  • Multifunction printer, scanner, copier
$5.21
  • Computer speakers
$1.98

Home Entertainment Electronics

  • CRT TV
$1.00
  • LCD TV
$2.97
  • Plasma TV
$2.97
  • DVD
$1.53
  • VCR
$4.63
  • Digital cable box
$17.65
  • Satellite cable box
$15.50
  • DVR
$36.66
  • Digital cable box with DVR
$43.01
  • Set-top satellite box with DVR
$27.52
  • Video game console
$1.00
  • Portable stereo
$1.64
  • AM/FM tuner
$1.11
  • CD player
$4.99

MISC Household Items

  • Coffee Maker
$1.12
  • Microwave oven
$3.05
  • Cordless phone
$1.98
  • Answering machine
$1.99
  • Power tool
$3.96
  • Handheld vacuum
$2.97
  • Electric toothbrush
$1.98
  • Cell phone charger (unattached to phone)
$0.26

Electronics Left On and Not In Use

  • Desktop computer
$71.00
  • Video game console
$23.10
  • VCR
$7.69
  • DVD player
$7.46
  • CD player
$8.53



The Facts About Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Why make the switch?

By replacing 8 standard incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) equivalents, you are using 75% less energy and saving approximately $55.00 on your electric utility bill each year. Energy Star® qualified bulbs last 10,000 hours meaning you can save about $255.00 over the life of the bulb. Remember, on average, lighting counts for 25% of your total household energy costs.

If you'd like to try a free compact fluorescent lightbulb, contact the conservation coordinator.

CFLs are better for the environment

  • Reduction in your Carbon Footprint: Replacing a single incandescent bulb with a CFL will keep a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.
  • Think savings: If everyone in the U.S. used energy-efficient lighting, we could retire 90 average size power plants; it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year; and it is the equivalent to removing more than 800,000 cars annually from the roads.
  • CFLs reduce the amount of mercury released into the environment: Burning coal releases mercury into the atmosphere -- about 10 milligrams over the life of an average incandescent bulb. Because of its superior efficiency, a CFL will only be responsible for about 2.5 milligrams. Even if you add the less than 3 milligrams contained in the CFL we are giving you, the CFL is still responsible for putting less mercury into the world than its incandescent equivalent. This is especially true if the mercury in the CFL is kept out of the waste stream when the lamp expires. Research is being done to even further reduce the amount of mercury in CFL bulbs.

Tips for installing and using CFLs

  • Buy quality bulbs: Look for the Energy Star® label; these bulbs are tested to have a rated lifetime of 8,000 to 10,000 hours. Look for a warranty; many bulbs have a lifetime warranty and can be sent back to the manufacturer for a replacement or refund if they prematurely fail. The CFL provided by Logan City has a lifetime guarantee – if it fails before an estimated 10,000 hours, we’ll replace it.
  • Experiment: Buy a couple brands of bulbs and experiment with the different color varieties to see which you prefer. CFLs range from "warm white" to "daylight," and you may be more satisfied with one or the other depending on the location where your new bulb is to be installed. Mix and match. Move your bulbs around. Start with the lights you use the most and, as a general rule, don’t use CFLs for fixtures that aren’t ever left on for 15 minutes or more at a time.
  • Match lumens: Lumen’s, not wattages, must be matched to the incandescent that you wish to replace. Lumens indicate the amount of light being generated, see the following table:

Incandescent Watts CFL Watts Lumens
40 8 - 10 450
60 13 - 18 890
75 18 - 22 1210
100 23 - 28 1750
150 34 - 42 2780

  • Choose the right kind of CFL for the fixture: You MUST buy specially marked CFLs if you plan to use them on dimmer switches. Outdoor CFLs must be placed in an enclosed fixture for optimum performance. Some companies manufacture specific bulbs for the outdoors which are weatherized and enclosed in a secondary enclosure to improve their cold weather performance. Some, called CFL bug lights, are manufactured with a coating to make the light invisible to insects that are normally attracted to light. The lifetime of your bulb may be slightly shortened if you place them in fully enclosed indoor fixtures or in ceiling fans. Check the packaging; most manufacturers will list appropriate fixtures and locations for the type of bulb you are buying.
  • Opt for enough bulb: One of the biggest complaints made by new CFL users is that the light "looks dingy", even if they buy the equivalent. This is because CFLs produce the same amount of lumens (light energy) as their incandescent equivalents but the light radiates differently than light from incandescent bulbs meaning that the light may not hit the same areas as it did before. To solve this problem, use a stronger CFL bulb or purchase fixtures that are designed for CFLs.

Proper disposal of spent or broken CFLs

  • CFLs DO contain mercury: An intact CFL will NEVER emit mercury. CFLs can be broken through accident or improper disposal. That makes it important to dispose of spent or damaged CFLs in a responsible manner. The bulb we are giving you contains less than 3 mg of mercury.
  • CFL Recycling for Cache County is offered at the Logan City Household Hazardous Waste Facility for FREE for residential customers. Simply place the spent bulb in a sealable bag and BRING it to our facility located at 1450 W 200 N in Logan. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • What to do if you break a CFL: Don’t panic. Most bulbs are damaged when they're cold, and the mercury is likely to adhere to the bulb's debris. To be safe, ventilate the area for about 15 minutes. Using rubber or latex gloves carefully gather up the ballast and broken glass with disposable paper towels. Wipe the floor carefully with more paper toweling, then double bag everything in Ziploc bags. Dispose of the debris at the Logan City Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Ventilate the room the next time you vacuum. Remove the vacuum bag and double bag it before disposing of it in the household garbage. For a bagless vacuum, empty the container and wipe it with paper towels, double bag the debris and dispose of it in your household garbage.

Commercial Energy Wise Programs

Available Incentives for Logan City Commercial Customers:




Click on the links above or scroll down for more information about these incentives & applications. For more information, please call (435) 716-9792, email the coordinator, or stop by the Logan City Environmental Department at 450 N 1000 W in Logan for an application.


You can also check out the incentives, natural gas saving tips, and other programs offered by the Questar Gas Thermwise program.


All rebates & incentives will come in the form of a BILL CREDIT on your Logan City utility bill.



Commercial/Industrial Lighting Incentive Program

(updated frequently, thank you for your patience)


Are you interested in saving money on your lighting costs at your facility? 

If so, read the program steps below. 

Funding is limited and based on a first come, first served basis. 


Step 1: File a letter of intent with Logan City Environmental Department’s Conservation Coordinator. This is available on our website here or you can call our office at (435) 716-9792. This letter lets us know that you are interested in making energy efficient lighting improvements at your facility and are moving forward with the first stages of your project.  This is the first point of contact with our office and at that time we will be able to tell you if we have available funding, etc.  Your approved lighting specialist may help you with this step as well. 


Step 2: A pre-retrofit inspection will be scheduled with you, the individual you have chosen from the lighting specialist list, and an employee of Logan City Environmental Department.  At this time, Logan City Environmental Department will verify the information submitted on the pending application and ensure that the lighting specialist has provided you with the best energy efficient lighting retrofit possible.  If Logan City determines steps could be taken to make the retrofit even more energy efficient, they will work with the lighting specialist in order to make adjustments that will satisfy the customer and Logan City.  This inspection MUST take place BEFORE ANY WORK BEGINS.


Step 3: A post-retrofit inspection will take place as soon as the lighting retrofit installation is complete.  Much like the pre-retrofit inspection, an appointment will be scheduled with Logan City and your chosen lighting specialist to perform the inspection. This inspection must take place prior to receiving an incentive from Logan City.  Copies of all invoices for materials and labor for the retrofit must be itemized and submitted to Logan City prior to receiving an incentive.


Step 4: The incentive If all installations are complete and the post-retrofit inspection goes well, Logan City will post the incentive as a bill credit to your Logan City utility bill within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.  Logan City will issue your facility a certificate indicating that your business has completed an energy efficient retrofit.  They will also issue you a receipt of credit showing the amount of money that has been credited to your Logan City utility bill. 



Information for Approved Lighting Specialists

Download a Letter of Intent


Please email Emily Malik to obtain a copy of the incentive application and amounts.




ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliance Incentive

Appliance

Rebate Amount

Qualified Appliances

Refrigerator $35 Rebate Click here for a list of qualified refrigerator models
Dishwasher up to $20 Rebate Click here for a list of qualified dishwasher models
Clothes Washer up to $40 Rebate Click here for a list of qualified clothes washer models
Download a COMMERCIAL application by clicking here!
ENERGY STAR commercial appliances are eligible for the incentive as well. Please note on your application if the model you purchased is an ENERGY STAR commercial appliance. Thank You.

PLEASE DISPOSE OF USED APPLICANCES RESPONSIBLY

For questions or assistance with proper disposal methods, please call Logan City Environmental Department at (435) 716-9755 or click here. Thank You.




Logan City also will pick up a second refrigerator or freezer for free! The appliance must be in working condition. Full details can be found on the Refrigeration Conservation page.

Solar/Net Metering Policy

If you are installing a PV system, please be aware that Logan City does not have an incentive program.

However, we do offer NET METERING.
Solar Panels
Read about Logan City's NET METERING program
You may also be eligible for State and Federal Tax Incentives. Please do your research carefully.

If you are installing Solar and would like to net meter, please follow these instructions:

  1. Read the NET METERING policy
  2. Download the SOLAR INSTALLATION APPLICATION
  3. Contact Chris Niemann (435) 716-9743


Click here to see the State Energy Program's List



PLEASE NOTE: Logan City building codes and inspectors will require specific inspections and submittal of plans and other information in order to issue a building permit required under this program. Building inspections and a "signed-off" building permit are required prior to final inspection by LCL&P and setting of the meter. Any inspections performed by LCL&P are not to be considered a safety inspection in lieu of inspections required by building officials.



Recommendations


Wiring: We highly recommend that the installer be familiar with NEC 690 and good installation practices. The wiring greatly contributes to the performance of a PV system. Contractors should be well versed in electrical codes and utility standards.


Orientation: There must be a location on the property for a system facing +/-90° true solar south. Ideally, a system should be sited at +/-15° of true solar south.


Tilt: There is no requirement, but ideal tilt angles for Northern Utah are between 36° and 51°


Inverter Location: The inverter should be installed according to manufacturer's recommendations. It is a recommend that the inverter be installed out of the sun. For low voltage (48V or less) inverters, it is recommend to minimize the distance from the PV array to the inverter. The location of the inverter is a factor in PV system production. Efficiency diminishes substantially when inverters are subjected to heat. It is advised to located the inverter in a shaded northerly location or inside a garage or other structure. Direct sunlight is not advised.