City of Hanford Teams with Chevron Energy Solutions to Save $7 Million in
City Completes First Solar Program at Wastewater Treatment Plant
HANFORD, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012
HANFORD, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Hanford and Chevron
Energy Solutions today announced completion of a transformative solar program
expected to reduce energy costs at the city's wastewater treatment plant and
save more than $7 million over the program's life. The installation uses a
one-megawatt ground-mounted single-axis solar tracking system, which
automatically positions solar panels towards the sun.
"The City of Hanford's future is brighter because of this project and the
vision of sustainability it helps fulfill," said Sue Sorensen, Mayor of the
City of Hanford. "We are grateful to Chevron Energy Solutions for their
dedication and for bringing in the necessary partners, such as Bank of America
and Southern California Edison, to help provide energy-efficient equipment,
project financing and incentives."
The program is expected to cut the City of Hanford's electrical utility
purchases by nearly 50 percent at the wastewater treatment plant and offset
annual carbon emissions by nearly 1,000 metric tons, an amount equal to
removing about 200 cars from the road each year. Chevron Energy Solutions
designed, engineered and installed the solar system, and will perform
operation and maintenance services for the City.
"We are proud to work with the City of Hanford, which is building on a vision
of sustainability and energy conservation," said Jim Davis, President of
Chevron Energy Solutions. "Today's ceremony marks the beginning of a new
chapter for environmentally sustainable operations in the city – one we
believe will allow the community to experience the benefits of clean power in
a way that uses its financial resources responsibly and sustainably."
The project completion will be commemorated today at noon during a dedication
ceremony at the city's wastewater treatment plant (10555 Houston Avenue) in
Hanford. City government, business and community officials are expected to
participate. Southern California Edison is expected to present a rebate check
exceeding $1.6 million to the City of Hanford from the California Solar
Initiative incentive program.
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 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
About City of Hanford
The City of Hanford, incorporated in 1891, is located in Kings County, which
is in the South San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 35 miles
southeast of downtown Fresno. The City has a population of approximately
54,950, residing in a 16 square mile area. Hanford serves as the major
government, commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation hub for
Kings County and the surrounding vicinity.
The City features a charming and walkable historic downtown with several
restored nineteenth and twentieth century buildings, including a Carnegie
Library, Fox Theater, the old Kings County Courthouse, the art deco/Greek
revival Hanford Civic Auditorium, and the Bastille (the old Kings County
jail). Two other downtown Hanford landmarks are the vintage carousel in the
City's downtown Civic Center Park and Superior Dairy, a well-known ice cream
creamery and parlor dating back to 1929.
Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4697
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions
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