Commercial; Buildings; Electrical Loads
The Florida Solar Energy Center performed an economic assessment for 7 common commercial appliances. This assessment calculates the gas rate impact measure and participants test score for selecting natural gas equipment over comparable electric equipment over a 20-year period. This type of analysis provides an indication whether or not the specific appliance program favors the end use customer and/or the utility company as economic beneficiaries. Given the project assumptions, all natural gas equipment types, with the exception of the pool heat pump water heater, show measures greater than 1 indicating that the natural gas appliance will have lower life-cycle costs than a comparable electric appliance.
Buildings - Commercial; Buildings - Electrical Loads
Florida Solar Energy Center and Raustad, Richard, "Developing G-RIM And Participants Tests For Specific Commercial Programs For The Florida Natural Gas Association" (2009). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 331.