“The Utility Bill Analysis provided by SEDA-COG’s Energy Resource Center is an excellent service. Seeing an enormous amount of data on simple charts and graphs enabled our municipality to understand how much we spend on energy and where we spend it. The ERC’s analysis and energy assessment helped us to identify and prioritize specific opportunities to significantly reduce energy costs. We can now develop an energy management plan thanks to the cost-tracking tool provided by the Energy Resource Center.”

—Ralph Stewart, Manager

 Bellefonte Borough



Recognizing that "what gets measured, gets managed", the Energy Resource Center offers utility bill analyses (UBAs) to local governments to assist them to identify and then manage their energy use and associated costs. Using spreadsheet software, the ERC tracks all of the municipality's monthly utility bills over the most recent two-year period. The ERC then analyzes the energy use, and recommends specific actions for municipalities to take to reduce their energy use and costs. The spreadsheets are provided to municipalities to enable them to continue to track and manage their energy consumption and cost.


To view an informational handout for the Utility Bill Analysis Program, click here.


For more information, please contact Sam Berger at (570) 524-4491.


The first step to energy savings is understanding how you use energy in your home or business. The Energy Resource Center has developed a tool that you can use to track your usage of electricity, natural gas, heating oil, or any other major type of fuel. By entering your data in this file, you receive several automatically updating graphs to visually understand your energy use.

The following programs provide additional energy tracking tools: