Oct 13, 2014

City of Clute Meets Growing City Needs & Wastewater Improvements through Performance Contracting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Participants earn one Professional Development Hour.

Webinar Overview:

Rather than using traditional procurement solutions that require substantial up-front capital investment, more and more municipalities are turning to performance contracting as a means to address critical utility infrastructure needs.

In this webinar, hear first-hand from the growing City of Clute, Texas and Schneider Electric on leveraging alternate delivery methods to enhance their utility operations, reduce energy costs and drive maximum value by leveraging its existing resources -- without using capital funds already earmarked for other projects.

The combined improvements are projected to save the city 57 percent in annual energy costs. The plant will also meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permit limits. What’s more, as part of a larger $5.7 million energy savings performance contract, the city is expected to save $300,000 in annual operational and energy costs.

Company Profile

Schneider Electric helps water and wastewater operations achieve operational efficiency and savings through a growing portfolio of complete solutions and advanced technology. With expertise, alternative project delivery, best-in-class solutions, and support from our dedicated team of water industry specialists known as the US Water Wastewater Competency Center, we and have helped clients around the world save more than $1 billion.

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

Speakers:

Jordan Lerner, Western Regional Director, Schneider Electric

Jordan is the current Western Regional Director for Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services business. He leads teams in the Western and Midwestern US states to develop, design, build and guarantee sustainable operational and energy performance. These efforts enable Schneider Electric’s clients to make the most of their existing infrastructure assets by leveraging guaranteed decreased operational costs into capital investment. He also serves as a board director for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Jordan has more than 20 years of experience in the energy efficiency, engineering design and construction industries.  

Gary Beverly, City Manager, Finance Director & the Economic Development Director, City of Clute, Texas

Gary is the current City Manager, Finance Director, and the Economic Development Director, City of Clute, Texas, a city of approximately 12,000 citizens located 55 miles south of Houston. He has worked in the public and private sectors having worked in city government for both for the cities of Clute and Freeport Texas for over 12 years. He has previously held a position as the Budget Manager for the Memorial (Hermann) Hospital System, one of the largest hospital systems in the Houston area. Gary has worked for the City of Clute for four years, and is proud to be its number one supporter and advocate. His mission is to provide best practices for municipal services that enhance the quality of life for our diverse community, and raising the bar of what is expected from Clute city government by setting the example and proving to our citizens that – Great things can happen in Clute!

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