City of Patterson and Chevron Energy Solutions 'Flip the Switch' on Major Sustainability Program

  City of Patterson and Chevron Energy Solutions 'Flip the Switch' on Major
                            Sustainability Program

PR Newswire

PATTERSON, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013

PATTERSON, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The City of Patterson and
Chevron Energy Solutions will 'flip the switch' on a solar and energy
efficiency project that is expected to save the community $6.5 million and
reduce its utility electricity purchases by 90 percent.


In what may be the first of its kind and scope in Stanislaus County, the
project includes solar installations and energy efficiency programs designed
to reduce energy usage. The city will generate its own green, renewable
electricity, dramatically reducing citywide energy costs, saving taxpayers an
estimated $6.5 million over the life of the project, and making neighborhoods
safer by replacing streetlights with more efficient LED fixtures.

The 'flip the switch' ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 5:00
pm at the Community Complex, Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Avenue,

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

About the City of Patterson: Patterson, called the "apricot capital of the
world," is in Stanislaus County, 27 miles southeast of Tracy and 17 miles
southwest of Modesto.With a population of over 20,000, Patterson is a
ruralsmall town surrounded by agricultural land. Agricultureisstill its
primary economic base, including apricots, almonds, walnuts, dry beans, and
tomatoes. But over the last decade, Patterson's economy hasbegun
adiversification process, with several major national and international
companiesincluding Amazon, Wal-Mart, W.W. Grainger, CVS Drugs,Kohl's and
Affinia Brake Parts locating major warehousing and distribution facilities in
the city's WestPatterson Business Park. Patterson's strategic locationalong
the Interstate 5corridor will facilitate future growth in the
commercial,industrial, and residential sectors. For more information:

Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4697
Rod Butler, City of Patterson, 209.895.8015

SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions

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