2012/13 Supplemental Documentation

Uses Of Revenue: Energy

Energy Cost Increases, $4,600,000

This projection reflects expected increases in utility rates and load growth. The previous year saw little change in per-unit utility cost, but a slight increase in total utility expenditures due to increased student enrollment. Natural gas rates remained low due to a lack of demand resulting from the economic recession. Electric utilities are expected to increase rates to facilitate electrical distribution infrastructure improvements, including the installation of smart meters. The university capital program, has been adversely affected by deep state budget cuts that have severely diminished the ability of campuses to implement energy efficiency projects, which combined with class consolidation, increases the energy required to cool classroom and office space.

  Total Budget Cost Increase CSU Funding Assistance
Electricity $85,000,000 2% $2,000,000
Natural Gas $30,000,000 3.0% $1,000,000
Water/Sewer $14,600,000 11.0% $1,600,000
Total CSU Funding $129,600,000 Increase $4,600,000