LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Livermore has launched an innovative sustainability program expected to significantly reduce its energy costs, stimulate the local economy and create local jobs, engage the city’s residents and students, and save taxpayers nearly $10 million over the next 25 years, without any up-front outlay of capital funding by the city.
With the help of Chevron Energy Solutions, the city has installed solar generating capacity at three sites: the civic center, the maintenance service center and the airport. Combined with a range of energy efficiency measures, these installations are expected to offset almost 90 percent of the sites’ power needs. In addition, over 6,000 streetlights have been retrofitted with new LED technology to reduce energy use. By partnering with Livermore-based Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, the city is helping to support and scale a local business, create new local jobs and boost its economy.
Facilitated by an innovative partnership between Chevron Energy Solutions and Silicon Valley-based WattzOn, Livermore high school students have also been hired to engage the city’s residents in the effort to reduce their energy use.
The City of Livermore selected Chevron Energy Solutions, a leader in delivering renewable and energy efficiency projects for local governments and educational institutions, to develop, design and construct the project.
An event to celebrate the completion of the project will take place on Monday, September 16, at 10:00 am, behind the Civic Center Public Library.
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 that have built renewable energy capacity, increased energy efficiency, reduced energy costs, and supported 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. For more information: www.chevronenergy.com.
About the City of Livermore: Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region. The city is proud of its award-winning wineries, western heritage, arts and cultural community, family-friendly downtown, and two renowned science and technology centers – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. For more information:www.cityoflivermore.net.
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions