COUNTY POPULATION: 29,872 PERSONS

COUNTY ENERGY CONSUMPTION CALCULATION: Using the per capita U.S. average for individual energy consumption, the residents and businesses in Jefferson County each year consume a quantity of energy totaling approximately 2.99 tera-watt hours (TWh) as measured in electric energy units or 2,990,000 barrels of oil equivalent (b.o.e.) as measured in crude oil units.













COUNTY LAND AREA: 1,809 SQUARE MILES [4,685 SQUARE KILOMETERS]

RENEWABLE COUNTY ENERGY CALCULATIONS: Recurring naturally green energy in sun and wind is present throughout Jefferson County on or above every square kilometer of surface area whether land or water.

Renewable Solar Energy: In about four months of long days between mid-April and mid-August each year (approximately 1,000 hours of sunshine), 4,685 tera-watt hours [TWh] of solar energy energy arrives on Jefferson County surfaces. This annually recurring solar component of county energy in Jefferson County is equal to the energy content of approximately 4.69 billion barrels of oil.

Renewable Wind Energy: A year’s supply of county energy, 2.99 TWh, is contained in wind that passes just above Jefferson County surfaces - between the surface and 30 feet up - in a little more than one hour at a wind speed of sixty mph, in just under four hours of 40 mph wind and in about a day of 20 mph wind.


ENERGY

USED IN

COUNTY

RENEWLABLE COUNTY GREEN ENERGY

2.99

TWh/yr

2.99 million barrels of

oil equivalent per year

4,685 TWh

2.99 TWh

Solar Energy

Apr - Aug

Wind Energy

in 1.2 hr @ 60 mph

in 3.5 hr @ 40 mph

in 24.0 hr @ 20 mph

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