Temple City Unified School District Inspires Students while Saving More Than $3.8 Million with Solar and Energy Upgrades

 Temple City Unified School District Inspires Students while Saving More Than
                 $3.8 Million with Solar and Energy Upgrades

Chevron Energy Solutions Completes Largest K-12 Solar and Energy Efficiency
Program in Los Angeles County

PR Newswire

TEMPLE CITY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012

TEMPLE CITY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Temple City Unified School
District and Chevron Energy Solutions today announced the completion of a
transformative solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy
costs at seven school sites and save the District more than $3.8 million. The
project added a 400-kilowatt solar photovoltaic power system mounted on
parking shade structures at Temple City High School; replaced the boiler and
chiller at Longden Elementary School; installed high-efficiency pumping
equipment at Temple City High School's pool; and added new windows at Oak
Avenue Intermediate School.

Coupled with comprehensive energy education curriculum content, including
teacher training workshops, the program is designed to inspire students to
learn about – and experience – clean energy technologies and concepts.
Teachers will receive instructional materials, including ready-to-launch
lesson plans and math problems that relate to the installed solar electric
system. Teachers will also have access to solar energy kits that will include
scaled-down versions of a solar installation and provide activities for
students.

The program is expected to cut Temple City Unified School District's
electrical utility purchases by more than 33 percent and reduce annual carbon
emissions by more than 800 metric tons, equal to removing about 158 cars from
the road.

"Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for environmentally sustainable
operations at Temple City Unified School District – one that allows the
community to experience the benefits of clean power without negatively
impacting limited resources," said school district Superintendent Dr. Chelsea
Kang-Smith. "We are pleased about the work Chevron Energy Solutions has
completed to enable Temple City Unified School District to bring the benefits
of solar energy to our community."

Chevron Energy Solutions designed, engineered and installed the solar system,
and will perform operation and maintenance services, as well as guaranteeing
the system's performance. The company also installed District-wide
energy-efficient lighting and control systems, which are expected to reduce
the District's annual energy consumption, improve lighting quality and
aesthetics, reduce maintenance costs and provide consistent indoor climate
quality.

"Through this program, Chevron Energy Solutions is helping Temple City Unified
School District demonstrate fiscal and environmental leadership," said Chevron
Energy Solutions President Jim Davis. "The District is investing in
sustainable programs designed to deliver ongoing value and improve the
learning environment for the community's students."

The program completion will be commemorated today at 4:00 p.m. during a
dedication ceremony held in the Rand Media Center at Temple City High School
in Temple City. Students, district representatives, government, utility and
business officials are expected to participate.

Southern California Edison is expected to present a rebate check exceeding
$100,000 to the Temple City Unified School District from the utility energy
efficiency rebate programs. In addition, as part of the California Solar
Incentive, Temple City Unified School District expects to receive over
$426,000 over five years as a result of the solar project.

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. Its parent, Chevron Corporation, is
investing across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future
generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy
technologies.

Contact: Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.842.3398

SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions

Website: http://www.chevronenergy.com
 
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