Sustainability

Energy Consumption

All General Cable facilities use a combination of electric power, natural gas, fuel oil and propane to transport materials, heat and light our facilities, generate steam and operate production equipment.

Electrical Power

Electric power usage is reported in kWh (kilowatt hours). A kilowatt hour is 1,000 watts of consumption for one hour. Electric bills are typically measured in kilowatt hours or joules, which can be converted to kilowatt hours.

NORTH AMERICAGCAEEUROPE & MEDEM & GCAELATAMGLOBAL TOTALUNITS
Electrical Power Usage280,7651,264136,523137,787105,264523,816MWh

Natural Gas

Natural gas usage is reported in MMBtu. An MMBtu is one million British Thermal Units of energy.

NORTH AMERICAGCAEEUROPE & MEDEM & GCAELATAMGLOBAL TOTALUNITS
Natural Gas Usage832,489600310,697311,297377,1151,520,901MMBtu

Propane (LPG)

Propane and liquefied petroleum gas (also called LPG, GPL, LP Gas, or autogas) are used as fuel in our General Cable facilities in heaters or to power forklifts and mobile equipment. It is reported in cubic meters.

NORTH AMERICAGCAEEUROPE & MEDEM & GCAELATAMGLOBAL TOTALUNITS
Propane (LPG) Usage1,89404,0794,0791,3777,350Cubic Meters

Other Liquid Fuels

Other liquid fuels are burned in boilers to generate steam or are used as fuel in mobile or stationary equipment. Other liquid fuels are reported in cubic meters.

NORTH AMERICAGCAEEUROPE & MEDEM & GCAELATAMGLOBAL TOTALUNITS
Other Liquid Fuels0601,5811,641534.92,176Cubic Meters

as of December, 2014

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