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Modesto, CA Oks Projects to Save Energy

Modesto, CA expects to save at least $115,000 a year on its power bill by upgrading light bulbs and fixtures at the Modesto Centre Plaza -- the city's convention center -- as well as with upgrades at other city facilities. The city will spend $1.95 million in federal stimulus money on the project. The project calls for:  3/9 The Modesto Bee

  • Replacing about 1,400 older light bulbs and fixtures with energy-saving lights.
  • Replacing 25 heating and cooling units at 13 buildings
  • Installing energy-saving bulbs in 700 streetlights and upgrading the lighting at the downtown Transportation Center
  • Installing solar panels at the police training facility.