Reduce facility electricity use (kWh in millions) by 25% by 2025
Although total electricity use by Howard County facilities has remained relatively steady since 2019, this is against a background of population growth and expanding government operations. Water and wastewater distribution and treatment, in particular, have had to accommodate greater use due to a growing number of residents - both consume electricity. Furthermore, Howard County is striving to electrify its buildings, thus adding electricity usage to its facilities due to fuel switching. When looking at energy use across electricity, natural gas, and heating oil.
Source: Office of Sustainability