Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-12-2013 by Res. No. 2013-09]
The purpose of this article is as follows:
A. 
For the Town to become a Maryland Smart Energy Community by enrolling in the program and following the instructions provided by the State of Maryland.
B. 
To reduce per-square-foot electricity consumption by 15% relative to the baseline within five years of the baseline year.
C. 
To report the Town's electricity consumption annually to the Maryland Energy Administration in order to ensure that the Town accomplishes its energy efficiency goals in a timely fashion.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:
BASELINE
Per-square-foot electricity consumption (MWhrs/GSF) in a pre-determined baseline year.
BASELINE YEAR
The Town selects CY 2009 as its baseline year.
BUILDING SPACE
The amount of gross square feet ("GSF") of building space owned by the Town and for which electricity is paid for by the Town.
ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
The amount of megawatt hours (MWhrs) consumed by the Town on a calendar year ("CY") basis, excluding electricity consumed by streetlights and buildings owned by the Town, where such consumption is paid by a building lessee.
PER-SQUARE-FOOT ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
Electricity consumption (in MWhrs) divided by building space (in GSF), as calculated on an annual CY basis.
The Town shall maintain an annual electricity consumption inventory for all Town-owned municipal government buildings and other entities captured in the initial baseline. This annual inventory shall be conducted using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager (or an equivalent energy management program previously approved by the Maryland Energy Administration), the results of which will be presented to the Maryland Energy Administration by no later than April 1 of each year.
A. 
The following information shall be included in the annual electricity consumption inventory provided to the Maryland Energy Administration:
Building Type and Address
Building Size
Electricity - Conventional
Electricity - Renewable Energy
Total MWh
Electricity Consumption Intensity
Square Feet
MWh
MWh
Total MWh/SF
Municipal Building
Water Plant
Sewer Plant
Subtotal for Buildings
Example:
Drinking Water/ Wastewater Treatment Plant(s)
Example:
Pumping in Aggregate
Total
B. 
Additionally, the Town shall establish an Energy Reduction Plan, the purpose of which is to outline the process and include a timetable of execution by which the Town will accomplish designated tasks and necessary projects in order to reach its energy reduction goals set forth herein. The Town shall implement and pursue the tasks and projects set forth in the Energy Reduction Plan.
The Town Manager and/or his designee(s) shall be responsible for implementing the policy set forth in this article.
The policy set forth in this article shall apply to all departments of the Town, unless otherwise expressly stated herein.
[Adopted 8-12-2013 by Res. No. 2013-10]
The purpose of this article is as follows:
A. 
For the Town to become a Maryland Smart Energy Community by enrolling in the program and following the instructions provided by the State of Maryland.
B. 
To reduce conventional, centralized electricity generation serving the Town's municipal government buildings by meeting 20% of those buildings' electricity demand with distributed, renewable energy generation by 2022.
C. 
To develop and initiate a Renewable Energy Action Plan to map out how the Town will reach its renewable energy goals.
D. 
To report the Town's electricity consumption and renewable generation capacity annually to the Maryland Energy Administration in order to ensure that the Town accomplishes its renewable energy goals in a timely fashion.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:
ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
The amount of megawatt hours (MWhs) consumed by the Town on a calendar year ("CY") basis, excluding electricity consumed by streetlights and buildings owned by the Town, where such consumption is paid by a building lessee.
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy generated from any of the following sources: solar; wind; biomass (excluding saw dust); methane from anaerobic digestion of organic materials; geothermal; ocean; fuel cells powered by methane or biomass; poultry litter; and waste-to-energy facilities.
RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION PLAN
Provides details on current and future electricity consumption, estimates required renewable energy production to meet 20% of said energy consumption, and sets forth detailed installation measures and timetables that enable the Town to reach its renewable energy goals.
The Town shall maintain an annual electricity consumption inventory for all Town-owned municipal government buildings and energy consuming entities. This annual inventory shall be conducted using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager (or an equivalent energy management program previously approved by the Maryland Energy Administration), the results of which will be presented to the Maryland Energy Administration by no later than April 1 of each year until the completion of the Town's renewable energy goals are accomplished.
A. 
The following information shall be included in the annual electricity consumption inventory provided to the Maryland Energy Administration:
Building Type and Address
Building Size
Electricity - Conventional
Electricity - Renewable Energy
Total MWh
Electricity Consumption Intensity
Square Feet
MWh
MWh
Total MWh/SF
Municipal Building
Water Plant
Sewer Plant
Subtotal for Buildings
Example:
Drinking Water/ Wastewater Treatment Plants(s)
Example:
Pumping in Aggregate
Total
B. 
Additionally, the Town shall establish a Renewable Energy Action Plan, the purpose of which is to assess the amount of renewable energy that currently exists within the Town. Any currently existing renewable energy shall be included within the twenty-percent reduction goal. For example, if the Town determines from the Renewable Energy Action Plan that it already meets 3% of its energy consumption needs with renewable energy, only an additional 17% of renewable energy production would be required in order to meet the Town's final twenty-percent reduction goal.
C. 
Finally, the Town shall implement the necessary projects in order to ensure that a minimum of 20% of the energy consumed by Town-owned municipal buildings is supplemented by locally generated renewable energy sources by the year 2022.
The Town Manager and/or his designee(s) shall be responsible for implementing the policy set forth in this article.
The policy set forth in this article shall apply to all departments of the Town, unless otherwise expressly stated herein.