TSM ACTONS: A STUDY OF THE ENERGY COSTS

While TSM actions often save energy, primarily through diversion, they also incur energy costs of construction, maintenance and operation. This paper examines the magnitude of such costs. Selected TSM actions, scheduled for implementation in New York State are examined to determine the aspects of the projects that generate energy costs. Appropriate energy factors (equivalent gallons of gasoline/$ of project cost) are given for many types of actions and there is a brief discussion of procedures for determining these factors. Estimates are provided for the cost of typical TSM projects. On the average energy costs represent approximately 15% of energy savings with actions such as encouragement of ridesharing having the smallest energy costs and actions resulting in additional transit VMT the largest. /Author/

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00197150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PRR 155
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM