Our Local Energy

Here are two stories from the Morgan County Citizen:


How about costs in our local county? 

  • Electricity used in a home is measured in kilowatt hours.  1 kilowatt hour costs approximately 10 cents. 
  • One kilowatt hour is equivalent to operating ten 100 watt light bulbs for one hour.
  • An average home in the area uses approximately 1800 kilowatt hours per month during peak use months (like summer and winter), approximately 750 kilowatt hours per month are used in non peak months.
  • A large middle school in the area would use an average of 124,000 kilowatt hours per month.

What is Morgan County Doing? (from the Morgan County Website)

Morgan County on the Road to Energy Efficiency

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Energy, Morgan County is undertaking the task of retrofitting public buildings for energy efficiency, which will include the overhaul of HVAC systems, lighting, and insulation. Work is underway for the replacement of HVAC systems in several County buildings, as well as City of Madison who together with the School System, have partnered with the County in this effort. These retrofits are expected to be finished by the Summer of 2012.

As part of this energy efficiency effort, the County is sponsoring some community outreach projects with the aim to educate the public about becoming energy efficient in their homes and daily living. One of these efforts is the County's participation in the upcoming Madison Fest, where we are sponsoring a large Energy Conservation Tent that will house several exhibitors and speakers.

The County is also working with the Middle School on a project that will involve students and parents. More on this in upcoming weeks. THIS WEBSITE IS THAT RESULT!

In this time of energy awareness, it is important that we all do our part to conserve resources, be good stewards of our environment, and save money in the process. Please visit the Energy Efficiency Tent at Madison Fest on April 30th.

How does Georgia rank in the United States for Energy Usage?
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Georgia Quick Facts: (from www.eia.gov)

  • Coal is the primary fuel for electricity generation in Georgia.
  • Georgia’s two nuclear power plants typically account for about one-fourth of the State’s electricity generation.
  • The industrial sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in the State, in part because Georgia is a leader in the energy-intensive wood and paper products industry.
  • Georgia’s electricity generation and consumption are among the highest in the Nation.
  • Georgia is one of the Nation’s top producers of electricity from wood and wood waste.



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