ENGIE makes Silicon Valley city smarter

A set of energy and water-saving measures are predicted to help the city save $1.5m per year in energy and water costs

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The City of Milpitas in Silicon Valley, California, has partnered with ENGIE North America to deploy a set of energy and water-saving measures that will help it save more than $1.5 million (£1m) in utility costs.

The green measures include 200kW of solar, an energy storage and microgrid system, more than 15,500 water meters with leak detection, more than 2,100 LED streetlight retrofits and controls upgrades with outage detection.

The solutions are forecast to cut utility consumption by more than 4.2 million kWh of electricity.

Mayor Rich Tran from the City of Milpitas said: “Through this programme, we will leverage guaranteed energy and water savings to pay for the programme and save the city money, while reducing our energy and water usage, improving community safety, and enhancing building comfort and usability.”

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