Between 2016 and 2017, overall energy consumption by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers in Thurston County increased by 15.3%. Electricity consumption increased by 6.2% while natural gas consumption increased by 31.4%.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) typically reports electricity use in kilowatt-hours while natural gas use is reported in therms. These units both convert into megajoules (MJ), which are used in the chart above to compare energy sources used by PSE's customers. The following conversion rates apply:
1 therm = 105.48 MJ
1 kilowatt-hour = 3.6 MJ
Sustainable Thurston Report Card
The Sustainable Thurston Report Card tracks how well the Thurston region is doing at becoming carbon neutral. The goal includes three targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: