In 2012, four California cities declared a fiscal emergency and/or filed for bankruptcy.
Under that gloomy economic cloud, the City of San Bernardino offers a silver lining—the story of how a part-time energy manager seized opportunities to save money on the City’s energy consumption.
Susan Davis is a Departmental Accounting Technician who has worked for the City of San Bernardino since 2002. She was originally hired as an accounting clerk, and after several promotions, she now serves as a departmental accounting technician.
Responsible for managing and paying the City’s utility bills, Davis needed utility bill management software that made it easy to enter a large amount of bills. The City receives almost 3,000 utility bills a month.
She also needed software that could provide historical information for more than 10 years, so she could demonstrate eligibility for grant monies for future energy saving initiatives. Fortunately, the City’s EnergyCAP energy management software perfectly fit the bill.
Using EnergyCAP, Davis was able to get money for her city in three ways:
To learn more about what Susan Davis did for the City, read the Case Study.