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City Energy Accomplishments


  • The City entered into a Regional Energy Infrastructure Study with the S.D. Regional Energy Office, the County of San Diego, the S.D. County Water Agency, the S.D. Association of Governments, the Utility Consumers Action Network, and the Port of San Diego (September 2001).

  • The City's Environmental Services Dept. held a Power PaLooza Energy Conservation Fair and Fund Raiser in coordination with SDG&E and the County of San Diego (August 2001).

  • Vending Miser devices installed on 183 Pepsi vending machines at various City facilities. This energy efficient measure is projected to provide the City with approximately $55,000 annually in energy savings through cost avoidance (July 2001).

  • Cool Zone Program created in collaboration with San Diego County. The program designated all of the City's 38 libraries and 57 park and recreation facilities as "cool zones." These locations offered residents alternative locations to stay cool during times of extreme heat. (July 2001)

  • The City's Energy Conservation and Management Division, located in the Environmental Services Department, begins operation (July 2001).

  • City Council adopts policies for Energy Conservation, Sustainable Buildings & Energy Efficient Purchasing (PDF)(June 2001).

  • A "green retrofit" of the ESD Operations Station administration building completed with energy usage 52% below Title 24 requirements. The station also includes the City's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling and vehicle maintenance facility for LNG-powered vehicles (June 2001).

  • A Summer Energy Action Plan reduces energy consumption throughout City facilities, while maintaining the same high quality services City employees and residents count on every day (June 2001).

  • The Point Loma Waste Water Treatment Plant began generating 1.35 megawatts of electrical "Waste to Worth." (June 2001).

  • Robert A. Epler was appointed as the City's "Energy Czar" to help establish the City's energy program and to fulfill Former Mayor Murphy's energy goal for the City (February 2001).