Community Center and Willow Lake WTP Energy Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Discovery Bay Community Services District
Document Title
Community Center and Willow Lake WTP Energy Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
There are 8 energy efficiency measures (EEMS) to this project. EEM 1 involves the installation of 327.8 kW in canopy PV structures that are estimated to product roughly 526,748 kWh for the first year. EEMS 2 & 3 involve the addition of proper parking lot and path lighting to increase lighting in both areas to meet IES standards. EEMs 4-6 involve replacing all natural gas heating equipment with more efficient heat pump water heaters. EEM 7 involves a lighting upgrade to LED at the Willow Lake Water Treatment Plant and EEM 8 proposes backwash cycles to operate during off-peak hours to reduce demand charges for the Willow Lake Water Treatment Plant. The combined EEMS propose 462,994 kWh in electrical savings, 12,402 therms in gas savings, which both translate into a combined $193,365 in energy cost savings per year.

Contact Information

Dina Bretistein
Agency Name
Town of Discovery Bay
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Cross Streets
1601 Discovery Bay Blvd 1800 Willow Lake Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
title 14 CCR 15301 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Board of Directors of the Town of Discovery Bay finds that the activity involved in this project is categorically exempt under sections 15301 & 15304 of the Title 14 California Code of Regulations because the solar sites proposed are part of an existing facility and/or minor alterations to the land.
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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