Grant: $1,974,300 - Department of Energy - Sep. 21, 2009
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Award Description: Chula Vista's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) projects are designed to reduce energy consumption, energy demand, and greenhouse gas emissions at municipal facilities and in the broader community. The specific projects include (1) Launching a home performance retrofit program which facilitates energy efficiency, water conservation, and solar inprovements at over 2,000 properties by providing streamlined contracting and financing services, while delivering maximum quality assurance, (2) Expanding the City's on-site renewable energy generation by installing up to 1 MW of solar photovoltaic systems to reduce peak energy demand and lower greenhouse gas emissions, and (3) Investing in a new biodiesel fuel tank to faciltiate the conversion of over 125 heavy-duty fleet vehicles to an alternative fuel aource which lowers greenhouse gas emissions, improves local air quality, and conserves transportation-related energy. The EECBG-funded projects will create over 4.9 million kWh, 360,000 therms and 30,000 fossil fuel gallons in annual energy savings (equivalent to 4,000 metric tons CO2), while providing both short and long-term economic stimulation and initially leveraging over $29 million in non-federal funding. The projects will be further developed and implemented with ongoing community input and oversight through the City's Resource Conservation Commission to help provide valuable public feedback, transparency and accountability.
Project Description: The Federal Assistance Agreement was finalized between the City of Chula Vista and the Department of Energy at the end of the reporting period. Therefore, no projects have been implemented and no funds have been spent. The City of Chula Vista plans to have all three major projects initiated before the end of the next quarter.
Jobs Summary: Not Applicable (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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