ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2018--
Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that it has been
selected by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to implement the
utility’s new Schools Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP). This $2.7
million direct install program promotes natural gas savings by
delivering no-cost energy-efficiency projects and education to
participating public and private schools throughout SoCalGas’ service
territory. Willdan will implement approximately 350 energy audits and
facility upgrades with the goal to deliver nearly 2,000,000 annual
therms savings to eligible pre-schools, K-12 schools, private colleges
or universities, and trade schools.
“SEEP will make natural-gas-saving upgrades more accessible and provide
valuable energy efficiency information to our school customers,” said
Dan Rendler, director of customer programs and assistance at SoCalGas.
“Making energy upgrades can reduce their energy consumption
significantly and keep their utility bills affordable.”
“We have served educational facilities since 1986 and have delivered
energy savings to over 950 schools in Southern California alone,” said
Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s CEO and Chairman. “SoCalGas’ SEEP expands our
offerings to existing and new school customers, providing more
comprehensive savings from the same trusted team.”
Following an energy site audit, Willdan will administer gas savings
measures by installing appropriate upgrades at the schools, such as
energy efficient aerators, low-flow pre-rinse spray valves, and
thermostats, with minimal classroom disruptions. The company will also
validate energy and cost savings.
Willdan currently delivers programs for other major Southern California
investor-owned utilities that focus on energy savings for K-12 schools
and higher education institutions.
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and
consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private
industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary
disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and
sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial
consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is
natural gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas
delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable natural
gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000
square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90
percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking,
drying clothes or other uses. Natural gas delivered through the
company's pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to
percent of electric power generated in the state comes from
gas-fired power plants.
SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system
infrastructure, while keeping bills affordable for customers. From 2013
through 2017, the company spent nearly $6 billion to upgrade and
modernize its natural gas system to enhance safety and reliability. The
company is also committed to being a leader in the region's clean energy
future, and is working to accelerate the use of renewable
natural gas from dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment
plants and the development of renewable energy storage technologies.
SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra
Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy
services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or
connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas)
Statements in this press release that are not purely historical,
including statements regarding Willdan's intentions, hopes, beliefs,
expectations, representations, projections, estimates, plans or
predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including,
but not limited to, the risk that Willdan will not be able to expand its
services or meet the needs of customers in markets in which it operates.
It is important to note that Willdan’s actual results could differ
materially from those in any such forward-looking statements. Factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are
not limited to, Willdan’s ability to adequately complete projects in a
timely manner, Willdan’s ability to compete successfully in the highly
competitive energy efficiency services market, changes in state, local,
and regional economies and government budgets, Willdan’s ability to win
new contracts, to renew existing contracts (including with its two
primary customers) and to compete effectively for contract awards
through bidding processes and Willdan’s ability to successfully
integrate its acquisitions and execute on its growth strategy. Willdan’s
business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the
risk factors listed from time to time in Willdan’s reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to,
the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 29,
2017. Willdan cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Willdan
disclaims any obligation to, and does not undertake to, update or revise
any forward-looking statements in this press release.
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