ANDOVER, Mass. (PRWEB)
April 24, 2017
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the signing of two energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects with cities in Missouri that will drive more than $575,000 in energy and operational savings, as well as new revenue streams to further improve city services.
The Cities of Maryville and Shelbina have embarked on unique ESPC projects encompassing a variety of metering and energy efficiency upgrades that will provide citizens with a clearer view of how water and energy are being used in their homes and businesses.
“Many cities across the country face significant challenges in maintaining public works without placing additional tax burden on residents,” said Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Schneider Electric. “We are excited to partner with the Cities of Maryville and Shelbina to help address critical infrastructure improvements that will allow the cities to focus more time and resources on serving their constituents and provide a source of revenue to support the community.”
The City of Maryville’s public works were composed of outdated meters that were ineffective in providing citizens with a clear picture of their water usage. Additionally, the city experienced significant water loss due to leaks in its water mains. As a college town, Maryville also faces severe operational challenges during the spring and fall months as student moving patterns place massive strain on water services. To solve these issues, the city partnered with Schneider Electric to install an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). This system analyzes water consumption and provides meter readings and billing as residents move out of a location, generating a final bill without having to manually read meters or turn services on or off. The $3 million project also includes…