Beginning Monday, December 3, Chevron Energy Solutions will begin replacing the City’s streetlights with efficient LED lights throughout most of the residential neighborhoods, as well as down of the main thoroughfare streets. The installations will occur during the months of December and continue into January and February 2013. The project will begin on the west side of Dublin and head eastward until complete.
As part of a comprehensive citywide energy efficiency upgrade, this project includes the complete retrofit of all cobra-head streetlight fixtures throughout the City, replacing approximately 3,100 light fixtures in total.
“The City Council has made environmental stewardship part of our community’s vision and this project helps to demonstrate their commitment,” said City Manager Joni Pattillo. “While the cost savings contributes to our goal of responsible fiscal stewardship, the long-range benefit is the positive impact to our environment by reducing our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.”
The City will utilize its phone notification system to inform residents, as crews will be working in neighborhoods for an extended time. The crews will be placing “NO PARKING” signs on the streetlight poles within each neighborhood. Residents are asked to refrain from parking in front of the street light poles until the lights have been installed and the signs removed. The parking limitations will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
In addition to the LED streetlight upgrade, several energy upgrade projects planned throughout the City. Solar panels will be installed at certain City facilities, irrigation systems at local parks will also be upgraded, as will heating and cooling systems at City-owned buildings.
The City’s website will have information about the project, including a timeline for residents to keep informed of the areas impacted. For more information, please visit the City of Dublin website at www.dublin.ca.gov/energyupgrades or contact the Environmental Services Division at (925) 833-6650.