California city invests in over $20 million of solar, efficiency upgrades

Willdan Group announced it has been selected by the City of Dublin, California, to implement citywide energy efficiency, infrastructure, resilience and smart-city upgrades. Through this expanded $21.2 million contract, Willdan will perform project engineering, development, construction, commissioning, and savings measurement and verification at more than 20 city locations, including deployment of distributed energy resources at 10 locations.

“Willdan and this contract provide the out-of-the-box expertise we needed to help our city meet short- and long-term needs while supporting the energy efficiency, infrastructure and decarbonisation goals that are set out in our Climate Action Plan,” said Laurie Sucgang, Dublin City Engineer and Assistant Public Director works.

The projects are expected to be completed in the next 18 to 24 months, and Willdan will support three years of operation and maintenance once the projects are up and running. Ten locations will receive extra solar capacity, a total of 1.4 MWDC, and four of the sites will be linked to battery storage to support energy resilience during extreme weather conditions or heavy loads on the local power grid. Two locations will receive 22 additional electric vehicle chargers for public use vehicles and police fleet.

Willdan improved the financial attractiveness of the scope of work through a Willdan-managed utility — the PG&E Government and K-12 Schools Program — that identified specific, highly efficient equipment recommendations and found financial incentives to help offset project costs.

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