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December  8, 2009
Municipalities and Renewable Energy: Assessing What Option(s) is Right for You
Speakers for this event:
  • Scott Keeley, Business Development Manager, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Siemens Building Technologies  Learn More
  • Nelson Oliva, City Manager, City of Hercules  Learn More

  • Moderated by: Steve Hoiberg, Marketing Manager, Higher Education, Siemens Building Technologies

    Municipalities and Renewable Energy: Assessing What Option(s) is Right for You

    This presentation will provide a focus on:


    1) Renewable/alternative energy options (solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas and waste-to-energy), giving an overview and examples of each


    2) Federal incentives in place to help cities realize renewable/alternative options (with some examples of state incentives)


    3) Three major areas to consider when reviewing options, providing an explanation of each:

    • Technical issues
    • Financial feasibility
    • Environmental and community benefit 

    Nelson Oliva, City Manager, City of Hercules, will additionally provide a case study of a renewable/alternative project recently completed that will include the dos and don’ts plus the overall benefits and drawbacks from their experience.



    This presentation will be of particular relevance to cities exploring renewable/alternative options. Individuals within municipalities who make decisions, both high level and day to day, concerning facilities and, more importantly, energy supply wil benefit:

    • Mayor
    • City Council Member
    • County or City Commissioner
    • County Supervisor
    • City Facilities Manager
    • Utilities Manager
    • Sustainability Director

    The information will also be ideal for special groups involved in making decision for city energy supply:

    • Sustainability committees
    • Energy taskforces


    Scott Keeley, Business Development Manager, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Siemens Building Technologies  

    More information to come...

    Nelson Oliva, City Manager, City of Hercules 

    Mr. Oliva brings to the City of Hercules over 30 years of administration experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He currently serves as the City Manager and Executive Director of the City of Hercules and the Hercules Redevelopment Agency.

    He previously served municipal government agencies in California as City Manager, City Administrator, Executive Director of Redevelopment, Housing Authority Director, Director of Public Works, Director of Economic Development, Director of Community and Recreation Services, and Capital Projects Manager. He also served as the Executive Director of the Montebello Housing Development Corporation (MHDC), a non-profit housing agency.

    In 2002, he was retained by the City of Hercules to assist in re-establishing the city’s affordable housing program. The city’s program has made great strides in delivering affordable housing opportunities to the community, including ownership, rental, and restoration/rehabilitation programs. Since becoming City Manager/Executive Director, Mr. Oliva has made great strides towards seeing Hercules’ vision become a reality. In 2008, the City restored the Civic Arts building and completed Frog Pad Park in the Waterfront district and several City parks were renovated utilizing State grants. Just this year, the City/Redevelopment Agency broke ground on the Sycamore Downtown project, purchased several properties for redevelopment purposes including the former Wal-Mart property, a commercial parcel on the corner of Victoria Cressent and a 98,000 square foot development in the North Shore Business Park , which was leased to the Bio-Rad Laboratory Corporation. Recently the redevelopment agency took action to enhance its territory and extended the life of the Redevelopment Project Area, which will bring an estimated $250,000 in additional tax-increment revenue back into the City.

    Mr. Oliva is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Prior to pursuing his college education; Mr. Oliva served in the United States Air Force. He is married and enjoys spending time with his six children, ages 12 to 21. He also enjoys reading, sports, and traveling.


    As a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, fire safety and security systems solutions, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, secure and less costly to operate. With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building Technologies employs 7,400 people and provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast. Worldwide, the company has 28,000 employees and operates from more than 500 locations in 51 countries. For more information on Siemens Building Technologies, visit: www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.

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