Shell Oil Company, is one of America’s largest fuel producers and marketers, with roughly 25,000 Shell-branded gas stations across the United States. Located in the South Bay, the Belmont Shell Gas Station and Service Center offers area residents and visitors a convenient way to fuel up.
Gas stations use a lot of energy. Why? For two reasons: first, because many operate for 24 hours a day, and second, because they need to provide ample lighting so that customers can safely get gas. Plus, with competition abounding, they need drivers to see and choose them – so feature lighting is necessary in attracting customers. The Shell Station in Belmont needed an approach to lighting efficiency that would factor in all of these unique operating concerns.
Following a comprehensive facility audit, Energy Specialists recommended that Shell Gas Station pursue retrofit lighting measures that take advantage of the market’s most efficient equipment. These measures were enhanced by rebates made available through PG&E and Energy Watch. The combination of savings from the new lighting and the incentives provided by the utility made it easy for Shell Gas Station to agree to comprehensive retrofits.
After a comprehensive walkthrough, our field staff recommended a measure set that would help our client achieve significant energy and utility savings. The costs of these savings solutions were partially covered through incentives available via the PG&E and Energy Watch partnership. The final project benefited both the business and the environment, and the results speak for themselves.