|By PR Newswire||
|September 10, 2012 10:00 AM EDT|
DUBLIN, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron Energy Solutions has signed an energy services agreement with the City of Dublin to overhaul City infrastructure and install solar energy arrays, all aimed at reducing the City's future utility costs for decades to come. In total, the City anticipates the program will generate more than $14 million in savings over the next 25 years, dollars that can be redirected toward enhancing City services.
The energy services agreement establishes the City of Dublin as the first in the Tri-Valley to launch an aggressive and comprehensive energy action plan aimed at reducing the City's carbon footprint by upgrading facilities and infrastructure. By financing the program using anticipated energy savings, and with Chevron Energy Solution's help in capturing more than $650,000 in expected solar incentives and rebates, the City would not need to invest any capital dollars to implement the transformative program.
"This is a goal the City has been talking about for years. Now, we see we can have the best of both of worlds: we're going green and realizing environmental benefits, but we're also seeing huge financial benefits in saving $14 million over the next 25 years," said Mayor Tim Sbranti. "This is one of the most holistic, comprehensive energy action plans of any city in the country. This is a really exciting day for Dublin."
Citing the environmental and financial benefits of the program, Vice Mayor Kevin Hart added, "This program is a true reflection of Dublin's innovative spirit and our commitment to moving the City forward."
In addition to installing photovoltaic solar arrays at all City facilities to offset energy usage, the City will replace approximately 3,000 streetlights with efficient LED lighting technology, which is expected to produce better light quality and result in lower ongoing utility and maintenance costs. Other improvements include upgrades to interior and exterior lighting at City facilities, the pump and filtration system for the City's pool, and the air circulation systems at the City's Civic Center and Library.
Chevron Energy Solutions, one of the country's largest solar and energy efficiency experts in the public sector, worked closely with the City of Dublin to consider many possibilities in designing the energy action program. The company will engineer and install the various improvements and upgrades over the next few months, with construction expected to be completed by summer of 2013.
"We are proud to help the City of Dublin take advantage of the numerous opportunities that exist to help local governments balance their budgets by reducing their expected energy and operating costs," said Jim Davis, President of Chevron Energy Solutions. "This collaboration has allowed us to co-develop a plan that demonstrates innovation and fiscal prudence, while creating local jobs and building a community where people and businesses can thrive."
About Chevron Energy Solutions: Chevron Energy Solutions is one of the largest installers of solar power in the U.S. education market and has developed hundreds of projects that improve energy efficiency and provide renewable power for education, government and business facilities. Chevron Energy Solutions develops and builds sustainable energy projects that increase energy efficiency and renewable power, reduce energy costs, and ensure reliable, high-quality energy for government, education and business facilities.
Contact: Ken Pimentel, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4673
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions