Texas Town Signs ESPC with Siemens

May 12, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Siemens Energy ManageThrough an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Siemens, the town of Crystal City, Texas, is expected to realize energy and operational costs savings as well as revenue increases of an estimated $200,000 annually.

Crystal City, upgrades will consist of:

-Replacing more than 2,600 outdated water meters with automatic meter reading systems that will reduce meter reading time and result in more accurate water bills for customers as well as reduce loss of water;

-Lighting upgrades for City Hall, the library, EMS and police station, which will reduce energy usage;

-Replace 30+year old HVAC units for the library, police station and EMS that will reduce energy usage and increase air flow;

-Leak detection survey conducted for 40 miles of water distribution system will provide data to address water loss

-Newer, more efficient booster pumps and well pump motors will result in reduced operating costs and re-establish redundancy of water supply.

Work is expected to begin in July 2014, and construction is expected to last about six months.

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