American Recovery &
Reinvestment Act of 2009 Information
The City was notified that we had received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant in the amount of $1.95 million.
On June 9, 2009 the City Council approved the application for the use of these funds to the Department of Energy.
Uses applied for:
- Replacing HVAC units at City facilities ($310,000) The City currently operates 17 facilities where the heating and cooling systems are old and extremely inefficient.
Replacement of these units will have a 3-4 year payoff period in energy savings.
- Replace 26 light high voltage street light circuit on Coldwell Avenue with 49 low voltage LED lights ($459,000) This pilot will allow the City to test the feasibility of converting other high voltage circuits to low voltage LED systems.
- Installation of 100 kW of thin film solar arrays on the roofs of Centre Plaza and
Corporation Yard Buildings ($802,000) Coupled with the installation of new, energy
efficient foam roofs on Centre Plaza and the Corporation Yard (funded using $273,812
from the Community Development Block Grant Recovery), and upgrades to the HVAC
units at these high energy use facilities, there will be significant savings in energy costs
for these facilities.
- Installation of 25 kW thin film solar array on shade structure at John Thurman Field
($200,000) This will provide electricity to the ball park and provide a demonstration of
thin film technology at a high use public venue.
- Install 7kW solar shade structure at the police firing range ($56,000) This project will
generate electricity to operate the facility and provide shade for parkers at this facility
- Replace standard fixtures at the Transit Center with energy efficient and LED fixtures
($25,000) This project will upgrade the fixtures at the Transit Center and will provide a
demonstration of the benefits of converting to energy efficient fixtures at a high use
- Install solar lighting at East La Loma Park Mensinger Trail, and the Tuolumne River
Regional Park ($100,000) This project will allow for the installation of security,
pathway, and trail lighting in parks that currently do not have electrical service, and will
provide for a public demonstration of off the grid solar lighting technology.
This page was updated on: Friday, June 19, 2009 8:02:33 AM