Boston, MA. — Veolia Energy North America, a leading operator and developer of energy efficient solutions, announced that SourceOne, its energy management and advisory services subsidiary, has been selected by the Town of Hempstead, New York, to provide energy efficiency measures. As part of the contract, SourceOne will provide program management services to assist the Town with implementation of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program from the United States Department of Energy (DOE).
SourceOne worked with the Town of Hempstead to secure a $4.6 million grant through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, created to assist U.S. cities, counties and states to develop, promote, implement and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated $3.2 billion for EECBGs to be distributed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) across the country.
“Hempstead Town is excited to be expanding its clean energy legacy and pursuing initiatives that will complement our environmental conservation efforts,” stated Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “From education and demonstration initiatives to effective clean energy solutions and community outreach, America’s largest township is proud to work with SourceOne to address energy needs while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time.”
SourceOne will support the Town with the implementation of several sustainability and conservation initiatives including:
- Energy Conservation Projects (lighting, building management system, etc.)
- Sustainable planning and public outreach
- Light bulb swap program (replace older less efficient bulbs with CFLs)
- Solar PV arrays
- 100 Kw wind turbine
- Support for hydrogen fueling station
- Support branding green/sustainable technologies for the Town
- GHG inventory and plan to reduce GHG footprint
In addition, SourceOne will help execute the grant, and will provide technical support, along with support in grant administration, compliance, preparation of RFP, contractor selection, timeline and budget management, and DOE protocol.
“We are pleased to be working with the largest town in the country on this important energy conservation program,” said Vincent Martin, President of SourceOne. “Not only will this project lower the Town of Hempstead’s carbon footprint, but it will bring about major energy savings and will improve the facilities for the residents of Hempstead.”
SourceOne has established a successful track record across the nation, providing a unique mix of energy services that are focused on complex capacity and reliability issues affecting customers. This project will leverage SourceOne’s extensive expertise in the economics of power delivery and consumption.
A subsidiary of Veolia Energy North America, SourceOne is a nationally recognized energy management and strategic advisory services company, providing support to businesses who view energy as critical to their operations, offering a strategic, customized approach to utilizing available resources, and generating new solutions. With offices in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles, SourceOne manages more than 850 megawatts (MW) of electric power, 2 bcf of natural gas, and $500 million of utility bill processing.
About Veolia Energy North America
Based in Boston, MA, Veolia Energy North America is a leading U.S. operator and developer of energy efficient solutions. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees. Visit the company’s Web sites at www.veoliaenergyna.com and www.veolianorthamerica.com.
About Veolia Environnement
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With more than 315,000 employees, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of $46.5 billion in 2010. www.veolia.com