County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

Milwaukee County Cuts Electricity Use in 2013

Milwaukee County’s “Kill-a-Watt” Challenge to save money and cut electricity wrapped up a successful 2013.

By - Dec 30th, 2013 09:51 am

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County’s “Kill-a-Watt” Challenge to save money and cut electricity wrapped up a successful 2013. The County’s overall electricity use from May-October 2013 was 2.7% less than the same period in 2012. This 2.7% reduction beat our goal of a 2% cut.

“This program is another great example how even small changes in government can have big impacts,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said. “By cutting our electricity use we saved money and helped the environment.”

The Milwaukee County Office of Sustainability estimates that the County used 1,506 megawatt-hours less electricity than last year, a savings of approximately $128,000. The electricity use reduction also provided an important environmental benefit equivalent to:

  • Taking 200 cars off the road for one year; or,
  • Preserving 8 acres of forest; or,
  • Taking 140 homes off the electricity grid for one year.

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One thought on “Milwaukee County Cuts Electricity Use in 2013”

  1. Tom D says:

    How much of this reduction is due to the County Courthouse being closed after a fire?

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