energy efficiencywe strive to use energy as efficiently as possible in our operations
Of all the ways to meet the world’s expanding energy needs, efficiency and conservation are some of the most cost-effective and beneficial to the environment. Using energy more efficiently helps preserve our natural resources, lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Chevron’s upstream operations manage energy efficiency by identifying, evaluating and implementing projects that will conserve energy. An example of success in reducing energy consumption within upstream operations is our San Joaquin Valley business unit. Since 2014, this business unit’s energy management projects have resulted in a mitigation of approximately 180,000 metric tons of GHGs, or the equivalent of the GHGs from the electricity used by approximately 22,000 U.S. homes for a year. Another example of success is in the Gulf of Mexico, where power generation is optimized through the use of predictive analytics tools. Similarly, in our IndoAsia business unit, we reduced energy intensity by more than 27 percent between 2014 and 2016. This improvement was achieved in part through the establishment of the Integrated Optimization Decision Support Center, which monitors the day-to-day energy performance of surface facilities and provides recommendations for optimizing energy efficiency.
Dr. Trevor Demayo Ph.D., M.B.A., Energy Management Engineer, Chevron Power and Energy Management work location: Bakersfield, California
hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Trevor Demayo's interest in sustainability has been lifelong. After earning a Ph.D. in mechanical and environmental engineering, Demayo was unsure where he could put his education to work to make the biggest impact on the world. After exploring employment with a government regulator, a national lab and an environmental monitoring company, he selected Chevron. "I chose Chevron because I wanted to work at a company where I could change our energy system," he said. Demayo is working on a project to identify GHG mitigation opportunities across the company. He recently helped develop a solar power project in California that provides low-carbon power for oil field operations. Demayo encourages young engineers and scientists interested in technology and climate change to consider a career in the energy industry. "The amount of intellectual capacity, creativity and analysis that goes into Chevron's business decisions is amazing, and knowing that we are investing in technology and energy efficiency should be appealing to anyone who wants to make a difference."
Cogeneration is a fuel-efficient process that produces steam and electric power simultaneously, generating electricity and thermal energy more efficiently than traditional power plants. Chevron operates cogeneration units at some refineries, upstream production facilities and other sites worldwide. In 2018 our cogeneration units had a combined generating capacity of 1,075 megawatts, enough to power approximately 870,000 U.S. homes for a year.
energy efficiency – green buildings
Chevron Singapore, which operates the retail brand Caltex, has launched the industry's first petrol station to be awarded a BCA Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) certificate – one of the highest sustainable building accolades by Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Designed to meet the fueling needs of its neighborhood with less environmental impact, the petrol station harnesses renewable solar energy, features greater efficiency in water resources management, and is expected to deliver total energy savings equivalent to powering almost 30 Singaporean households, per year.
energy efficiency - partnership
Chevron is a leadership sponsor of the Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) at the University of California at Davis. This partnership provides us with insights from the EEC’s research efforts and from participants in different sectors of the energy efficiency industry. In 2009, Chevron provided a $2.5 million endowment for a permanent chair to head the EEC.