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City of Lemoore and Chevron Energy Solutions Break Ground on Project to Save Nearly $45 Million in Energy Costs

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LEMOORE, Calif., August 29, 2013 — The City of Lemoore and Chevron Energy Solutions are starting the construction of an expansive solar installation to power domestic water wells, a wastewater treatment plant, the Cinnamon Municipal Complex, Police Department, and several other facilities throughout the city.

The project is expected to generate over 3 megawatts of electricity and reduce purchases from the electric utility by close to 100 percent for most of the facilities included. Over its life, and after paying all its costs, the City of Lemoore is expected to save close to $45 million.

This will be the third project Chevron Energy Solutions has undertaken for the City of Lemoore in the past 5 years.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 29 at 11:00 am at the City of Lemoore Civic Auditorium, 435 C Street. It is expected the project will be completed in May, 2014.

About Chevron Energy Solutions
Chevron Energy Solutions is one of the largest installers of solar power in the US public sector and has developed hundreds of projects to develop and build renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and support sustainability. Its parent, Chevron Corporation, invests across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies.

About the City of Lemoore
The City of Lemoore, incorporated in 1900, firmly believes that community partnerships and cooperation can enhance the quality of life. With a population of nearly 25,000, Lemoore’s economy is fueled by the Lemoore Naval Air Station, the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, and numerous food and agricultural enterprises. For more information: http://www.lemoore.com.

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