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Utah’s Rate of Consumption

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How did we get these figures? Take a moment to explore the data below.

FINAL CALCULATIONS

UTILITY = NATURAL GAS

66,306 cubic feet annually / 365 = 182 cubic feet natural gas per day

UTILITY = ELECTRICITY

9,600 kWh annually

60.4% Coal = 5,798 kWh from Coal = 6,201 pounds of Coal / 365 Days = 17 pounds Coal per Day

12.2% Natural Gas = 1,171 kWh from Natural Gas = 9,368 cubic feet Natural Gas / 365 Days = 26 cubic feet natural gas per day

27.4% kWh from Other (not included in impact estimate)

  • KWh generated per unit of fuel used:
    • 1,870 kWh per Ton of Coal or 0.9 kWh per Pound of Coal
    • 125 kWh per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet) of Natural Gas
    • 542 kWh per Barrel of Petroleum, or 13 kWh per Gallon

VEHICLE FUEL

3.04 gallons per day

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ORIGINAL DATA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

NATURAL GAS

Utah Housing Units (2010 Census) = 996,693

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/49000.html

Utah Residential Sector Natural Gas Consumption (2010)

66,087,000,000 cubic feet

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/ng_cons_sum_dcu_SUT_a.htm

Utah Annual Residential Natural Gas Consumption Per Household

66,087,000,000 cubic feet / 996,693 housing units = 66,306 cubic feet (64.82 Dth)


ELECTRICITY

Utah Residential Electricity Usage from RMP

Rocky Mountain Power’s records show that an average customer’s electricity consumption is approximately 800 kwh per month (9,600 kWh / year).

https://www.rockymountainpower.net/ya/po/otou/utah/todf.html

 

Rocky Mountain Power Primary Generation Resource Mix (2011)

Coal                             60.4%

Gas                              12.2%

Nuclear                        0.0%

Hydro                          8.4%

Wind                            7.9%

Unspecified                 10.0%

* Emissions rate = 1.48 pounds of CO2 per kilowatt-hour (not CO2e)

http://www.rockymountainpower.net/content/dam/pacificorp/doc/CCCom_Update/2013/April_13/RMP_UT_ConservationReport_F_no_crops.pdf

CONVERTING kWh TO COAL AND NATURAL GAS

  • Amount of fuel used to generate one kilowatt-hour (kWh):
    • Coal = 0.00053 Short Tons or 1.07 Pounds
    • Natural Gas = 0.00798 Mcf (1,000 cubic feet)
    • Residual Fuel Oil = 0.00184 Barrels (or 0.08 gallons)
  • KWh generated per unit of fuel used:
    • 1,870 kWh per Ton of Coal or 0.9 kWh per Pound of Coal
    • 125 kWh per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet) of Natural Gas
    • 542 kWh per Barrel of Petroleum, or 13 kWh per Gallon

http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=667&t=3


TRANSPORTATION

2012 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) in Utah = 26,637,413,207

http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/uconowner.gf?n=10870309985229116

92% of national VMT are from passenger cars and other 2-axle, four tire vehicles

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/pubs/pl08021/fig2_5.cfm

Passenger Cars, Light Trucks, and Motorcycles make up 86.6% of vehicles registered in Utah as of 2010.

Out of these 2,026,411 vehicles, 67% are passenger cars, 30% are light trucks, and 4% are motorcycles.

http://tax.utah.gov/esu/mv-registration/2009OnroadYearType.pdf

Adjusted Fuel Economy Estimates – selected value based on chart on page 3: Passenger Car = 24 MPG; Light Truck = 18 MPG

Source: EPA (Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2013; December 2013 report)

http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2013/420s13002.pdf

  • Average Fuel Economy for Passenger Cars + Light Trucks in Utah
    • (24 MPG X 69%) + (18 MPG X 31%) = 22.14 MPG
  • VMT from Small Class Vehicles in Utah (including some commercial usage)
    • 26,637,413,207 total Utah VMT X 92% of national VMT from passenger cars and other 2-axle, four tire vehicles = 24,506,420,150 VMT / 996,693 Housing Units = 24,588 VMT per household
  • Gallons of Gasoline Per Household Per Day in Utah
    • 24,588 VMT / 22.14 MPG = 1,110.6 gallons annually / 365 days = 3.04 gallons / day per household

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