(Published in The Interaction Point, July 2001, Vol. 12 No. 6)

SLAC NOW HAS AN Energy Management website.

You may visit it by starting from the SLAC home page and clicking on the "Working at SLAC "link and then going to the "Energy Management "page. Included is a link to an LBNL page entitled "Today ’s Supply of and Demand for Electricity in California," which graphically displays real-time statewide electrical consumption, forecast and capacity. There are also Energy Conservation Tips and a link to the PG&E home page. It displays California ISO ’s real-time emergency warning alerts, which occur when the available "reserve capacity "in California drops below certain levels. When Stage 2 or Stage 3 emergency alerts are announced (reserves are less than 5%and 1.5%, respectively), all Federal facilities are required to rapidly reduce power consumption by shutting down electrical loads such as non-essential cooling systems, lighting, elevators, etc. SLAC is committed to comply with this requirement.

The SEM department continues compiling, evaluating economic criteria, and prioritizing energy conservation proposals from SLAC staff. Some examples are: many employees would like to see reduction of lighting in the SLC arc tunnels, which currently have minimal activity; Al Baker and Tom Graul, of the Accelerator Department, proposed installing photovoltaic solar panels on the Klystron Gallery roof to power the gallery lighting and the PPS batteries; A&E building occupants came up with generic and building-specific energy conservation tips. Please —continue to implement simple no-cost or low-cost energy conservation measures, as they noticeably save kWs and therefore money for SLAC.

Submit your ideas/proposals to Luda Fieguth,x3422, luda@SLAC.Stanford.edu or to Burl Skaggs,x2245, burl@SLAC.Stanford.edu or through the Energy Management website.

–Luda Fieguth