City of Livermore and Chevron Energy Solutions Support Sustainable Energy and
Growth of Local Businesses through Clean Energy Program
LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013
LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The City of Livermore will
launch a bold plan to dramatically reduce citywide energy costs and save
taxpayers more than $10 million over the next 25 years.
With the help of Chevron Energy Solutions, the city will be incorporating
solar installations to generate clean, renewable power for the city's Civic
Center, main library, airport, and other municipal facilities. Combined with a
range of energy efficiency measures aimed at slashing utility and maintenance
costs, the city anticipates savings that can be reinvested into municipal
"This is an extraordinary opportunity for the city to demonstrate its
continuing commitment to both local business and taxpayers, who count on us to
maximize every dollar," said Marc Roberts, Livermore's City Manager. "Our
Mayor and City Council have always embraced innovative ways to serve our
residents and businesses, and this project is an example of that innovation."
The central component of the energy efficiency program, the retrofit of 7,000
streetlights to LED technology, is expected to deliver millions in savings to
the city, due to lower utility and maintenance costs. By partnering with
Livermore-based BridgeLux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED
lighting technologies and solutions, the city is helping to support and scale
a growing local business, and boost its local economy.
"The energy projects we are embarking on demonstrate our firm commitment to
spurring innovation and creating efficiencies, and affirms our partnerships
with our local business community, the engine of Livermore's continued growth
and success," said Mayor John Marchand. "For years, the city has worked
closely with local companies to help them scale, and position them for future
growth and additional local job creation. These projects will provide a vital
boost to local businesses and attract investment into Livermore's booming
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. "We
are excited to deliver this project to the city, the residents, and businesses
of Livermore," said Chevron Energy Solutions President Jim Davis. "The
leadership shown by the Mayor and City Council should serve as an example for
cities across the state and the country."
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. 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:
Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4697
Troy Brown, City of Livermore, 925.960-4040.
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions
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