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Author(s):Staples, Andrew
Author Affiliation:President, Golf Resource Group Incorporated, Phoenix, Arizona
Title:Energy generation and delivery: What are you doing to not participate in this recession?
Article Series:Golf course energy use, part 1
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 77, No. 6, June 2009, p. 96-98, 100, 102.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, Kansas: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Energy conservation; Golf course industry; Electricity; Costs; Energy costs; Power sources; Economic impacts
Abstract/Contents:Discusses golf course management during an economic recession. States that "it's difficult to be in the golf business [during a recession]. Play is down, expenses are up. Golf courses are doing everything in their power to survive." Highlights golf course energy use and energy delivery. States that "typical golf course can use anywhere from 250,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) (the equivalent of 14 2,500-square-foot houses) to upward of 5,000,000 kWh (the equivalent of 278 houses)." Suggests that "to truly understand energy use as it relates to golf courses, one must first understand how the energy business works. Electricity is a commodity just like gold or oil, and it is trated much the same way." Explains that "utility delivery systems are designed to deliver approximately 115% of the total amount of electricity demand (often described as kilowatt demand) to a given customer base throught an entire service area." Also discusses utility bill calculation, account types and rates, and potential ways to find the right cost efficiency plan. Concludes that "costs are up and rounds are down. The golf industry needs to adjust and do what it takes to stay at the forefront of a changing economy to remain as profitable as possible - or, in some cases, just stay alive."
See Also:See also part 2 "Pump stations: Pump stations and water use can be managed to decrease energy costs on golf courses" Golf Course Management, 77(7) July 2009, p. 94, 96, 98, 100-102, R=151950. R=151950

See also part 3 "Energy planning, upgrades and the future: Energy use and costs will be changing for every business, including golf, and superintendents must be prepared" Golf Course Management, 77(9) September 2009, p. 94-96, 98-100, R=154979. R=157979
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Staples, A. 2009. Energy generation and delivery: What are you doing to not participate in this recession?. Golf Course Manage. 77(6):p. 96-98, 100, 102.
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