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City of Pleasanton

Beacon Participant Profile

“The City of Pleasanton recognizes that activities taking place throughout the community result in the release of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) that contribute to climate change. We are committed to reducing our GHG emissions by creating a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will provide a roadmap to help us reach our reduction targets.” – City of Pleasanton Climate Action Plan

About Pleasanton

  • Incorporated: June 18, 1894
  • Population: 68,755
  • Location: 25 miles east of Oakland in Alameda County
  • Elevation: 348 feet
  • Area: 24 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2013)
Case Story

Pleasanton Saves with Solar

Since 2009, the City of Pleasanton has installed  24 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic systems on four municipal buildings, generating 614,800 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

The largest system is on the Pleasanton Operations Service  Center. The 360-kilowatt system consists of 1,568 solar panels spread across four buildings. This installation saves the city approximately $144,000 each year with a payback period estimated at just over seven years.

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