Energy: Page 9 of 11

Wed, 2015-10-28 22:50 -- Jon DeKeles
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ISO 37120: A yardstick for measuring city performance

In 2014, the International Organization for Standards announced an ISO standard that applies strictly to city performance. The document – known as ISO 37120:2014 – establishes a set of open data indicators to measure the delivery of city services and quality of life. It defines common methodologies that cities can use to measure their performance in areas such as energy, environment, finance, emergency response, governance, health, recreation, safety, solid waste, telecommunications, transportation, urban planning, wastewater, water, sanitation and more.

In the table at right we have indicated how the standard related to energy intersect with the Council’s Energy targets identified on the next page. While there are many aspects of energy to consider, ISO 37120 focuses on a city’s energy efficiency, energy availability and energy mix.

Energy Indicator

Implement optimal instrumentation

Enable distributed generation

Create energy data management policy

Achieve operational optimization

Achieve asset optimization

Pursue predictive analytics

Automate fault and outage management

Achieve full situational analysis

Core

7.1 Total residential electrical energy use per capita (kWh/year)

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7.2 Percentage of city population with authorized electrical service

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7.3 Energy consumption of public buildings per year (kWh/m2)

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7.4 The percentage of total energy derived from renewable sources; as a share of the city's total energy consumption

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Supporting

7.5 Total electrical energy use per capita (kWh/year)

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7.6 Average number of electrical interruptions per customer per year          

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7.7 Average length of electrical interruptions (in hours)          

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