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2020 U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index Released (Ind. Report)
Streetlight Data
Date: 2020-01-20
San Francisco, California-based Streetlight Data -- transportation Data on demand -- has released its first annual U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index, a ranking of how carbon friendly the country's 100 largest metro areas are on several factors: total vehicle miles traveled (VMT), how much people are biking and walking, transit usage, population density, and circuity, which is basically the difference between how far two destinations may be "as the crow flies" and the route it actually takes to travel that distance by car.

Access the 2020 U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index HERE. (Source: Streetlight Data, Jan., 2020) Contact: Streetlight Data,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Transportatiom,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  

Kingston, NY Opts for 2,400 LED Streetlights (Ind. Report)
New York Power Authority
Date: 2020-01-15
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the City of Kingston recently announced the start of installation of LED streetlights throughout the city as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Street Lighting NY program. The project will save the city more than $200,000 annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 570 tons per year. Smart Street Lighting NY is a statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with LED technology by 2025.

The nearly $1.4 million upgrade, financed and implemented by NYPA, includes the replacement of 2,400 streetlights throughout the city with energy-saving LED fixtures, improving lighting quality and neighborhood safety while reducing energy and maintenance costs. Installation will begin next week and is expected to complete during the summer. (Source: NYPA, Environment Energy Leader, 14 Jan., 2020) Contact: City of Kingston, John Schultheis, Engineering Office, (845) 334-3967,; NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, CEO , Pres.,; BuildSmartNY,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BuildSmartNY,  New York Power Authority,  Energy Efficient Light,  LED Streetlight,  

JPS Converting 105,000 Street Lights to LEDs (Ind. Report)
Jamaica Public Service
Date: 2020-01-03
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company reports it has to date converted 65,000 of the island's 105,000 street lights to energy efficient LED lamps with "smart" controls. An additional 25,000 units are slated for conversion in 2020 and the remaining 15,000 will be converted in 2021.

The project, which launched in 2017, is being carried out under an arrangement between the Government and JPS, as part of efforts to reduce monthly electric power costs for the island's municipal corporations. The new LEDs and the smart control system are expected to lower street lighting costs by 50 to 60 pct. (Source: JPS, Jamaica Observer, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Jamaica Public Service, Emanuel DaRosa, CEO,888-935-5577, 888-225-5577,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Lighting,  

$2M Invested in NY ANCA Energy Efficiency Projects (Ind. Report)
Adirondack North Country Association
Date: 2019-11-25
In the Empire State, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is touting completion of two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs -- the Cleaner Greener Communities (CGC) One Stop Shop (OSS) Program and the Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Program, both of which are designed to help municipalities reduce costs and increase energy efficiency. Together, the CEC and OSS programs provided over $2M in energy efficiency project funding to the region, according to the ANCA release.

The OSS program included the creation of four Energy Circuit Rider (ECR) positions and the development of tools and resources. ANCA was awarded the OSS grant in 2015 as part of NYSERDA's Cleaner Greener Communities Program which has assisted 195 North Country communities in completing a variety of clean energy projects including: LED lighting upgrades; building envelope improvements; battery energy storage feasibility studies; net zero design; pellet boiler installations; LED streetlight conversions; electric vehicle charging station installation; solar siting and solar installations.

Starting in 2016, ANCA's ECRs led an outreach campaign through the CEC program, providing technical and financial support for 35 North Country communities and assisted each in the adoption of at least four of ten "high impact action items" determined by the State as important first steps in achieving its clean energy goals.

The first 18 communities to achieve CEC designation were awarded $50K-$250 to complete clean energy projects. To date, 19 North Country municipalities have been designated CEC Communities. (Source: ANCA, Adirondack Almanac, 24 Nov., 2019) Contact: ANCA, (518) 891-6200 ,,; NYSERDA Designated Clean Energy Communities,

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Orillia Considering $2.85Mn LED Streetlight Upgrade (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-11-22
In Ontario, the City of Oriliia (pop. 32,000 +-) city council reports it is investigating the conversion of its 3,200 high pressure sodium streetlights which have an estimated end-of-life of 24,000 operating hours, or more than 2.5 years, to LED lighting. The proposed switch to LEDs would include "smart" lighting controls that would allow the city to monitor and change light output levels as needed.

With the proposed conversion to LEDs, energy consumption is projected to decrease by approximately 76 pct with a resulting 80 pct drop in annual maintenance costs and a $40,000 drop in operating cost.

The proposed switch to LEDs is expected to cost roughly $2.850 million. (Source: City of Orillia, CTV, 20 Nov., 2019)Contact: City of Orillia,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Lighting,  

Knoxville Nails 28,000 LED Streetlight Conversion (Ind Report)
Date: 2019-11-15
The City of Knoxville, Tennessee reports completion of the conversion of over 28,000 streetlights city-wide to more energy-efficient LEDs. The city is expecting roughly $2 million in energy and maintenance cost savings with the new lights and as of June, realized over $275,000 from two years ago.

Knoxville is one of the first cities in the Southeast to retrofit all its streetlights to LED lighting. (Source: City of Knoxville, PR, WBIR, 14 Nov., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight,  

Holland Fine-Tunes Climate Change Plan with Energy Efficiency (Ind Report)
Holland Michigan
Date: 2019-11-04
In Michigan, the city of Holland (pop. 35,000 +-) reports it is upgrading its Community Energy Plan -- the city's strategy to bring per capita GHG emissions down to 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide per capita over 40 years.

With the recent the decommissioning of the coal-powered James DeYoung power plant and the opening of the Holland Energy Park natural gas plant, the city has already cut emissions from 24 metric tons per capita in 2010 to an estimated 17 metric tons as of 2017. Moving forward the the city plans retrofitting all city buildings for better energy efficiency, replacing streetlights with LEDs to cut energy costs, further cutting the use of fossils fuels and increasing reliance on renewable energy sources, and refining its Energy Plan to include:

  • reaching a total of 1,000 homes retrofitted through the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit program

  • growing capacity so that an additional 250 homes can be retrofitted annually

  • create local residential, commercial and industrial Energy Waste Reduction programs to replace expiring state programs

  • pilot and then study district heating at the Holland Civic Center to determine its effectiveness

  • achieve the highest rate of per-capita electric vehicle ownership in the state, twice the state average

  • draft a five-year plan for adapting the city's infrastructure for autonomous vehicles

  • secure a $3 million endowment for the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute.

    If all interim goals for 2021 are met, the changes are predicted to bring CO2 emissions levels down to 15.75 metric tons per capita. With 82 percent of the city's electricity delivered to commercial or industrial facilities, Holland's business sector will be key to the continued progress toward its goals. (Source: City of Holland, Holland Sentinel, 3 Nov., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  Energy Efficiency,  

  • Amesbury Upgrading to Energy Efficient LEDs (Ind. Report)
    Amesbury Mass
    Date: 2019-08-28
    In the Bay State, the city of Amesbury reports the upgrading of its 1,250 "cobra head" streetlights to LEDs program is slated to get underway in early Sept. The Essex County city of 16,700 resident recently purchased all of its 1,250 "cobra head" streetlights from National Grid for $23,267 and has entered into a contract with Rhode Island-based Arden Engineering Constructors to begin converting the halogen/mercury vapor lights to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

    The $469,748 upgrade to LEDs is expected to cut the city's energy consumption by roughly 5 pct. The project received grants from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the Massachusetts Department of Energy, and expects to receive rebates from National Grid. (Source: City of Amesbury, PR, Daily News, 27 Aug., 2019) Contact: City of Amesbury, Tom Barrasso, Director of Energy and Environmental Affairs, (978) 388-8110 x314,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Energy Efficient Lighting,  

    Philly Switching 100,000 Streetlights to "Smart" LEDs (Ind Report)
    Philadelphia Energy Office
    Date: 2019-08-23
    In the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Energy Office reports it will issue a call for vendors to convert all 100,000 city streetlights to energy efficient LEDs over a two to three year time frame. The aim is to reduce the city's carbon footprint and to lower the city's $15 million annual street lighting expense by 40 pct. The LED conversion is expected to cost between $50 million to $80 million, which would likely be covered by a bond issue. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 Aug., 2019) Contact: Philadelphia Energy Office, Adam Agalloco, Dir.,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  LED Streetlight,  ,  

    NYPA Seeks LED Street Lighting Service RFP (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2019-06-19
    The New York Power Authority administered Smart Street Lighting NY program has released a request for proposals (RFP) for multiple contractors to provide routine and on-call maintenance services for LED street lighting fixtures installed by NYPA throughout the state. The new service program will be available to municipalities that have engaged NYPA to implement a LED street lighting conversion and have elected to install an asset management controls system on their street lighting system, which is designed to reduce the number of failures and repairs needed after the installation is complete.

    NYPA is working with cities, towns, villages and counties throughout the Empire State to fully manage and implement a customer's transition to LED streetlight technology. The agency provides upfront financing for the project, with payments to NYPA made in the years following from the cost-savings created by the reduced energy use of the LED streetlights, which are 50 to 65 pct more efficient than alternative street lighting options.

    Established in 2018, Smart Street Lighting NY calls for at least 500,000 street lights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025. To date, NYPA has installed, or is installing, more than 128,000 LED street lights at municipalities statewide.

    The RFP can be viewed at (Source: NYPA, June, 2019) Contact: NYPA,; Smart Street Lighting NY,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Smart Streetlight,  

    Rockland Plan Envisions Carbon Neutrality by 2045 (Ind. Report)
    City of Rockland
    Date: 2019-05-27
    In Maine, the City of Rockland reports it is considering a proposed Climate Action Plan calling for the community of roughly 7,200 residents to be carbon-neutral by 2045.

    The Rockland Energy Committee's recommendations call for hiring a full-time sustainability coordinator to create, execute and seek funding for programs to help achieve the energy goals; and hire a part-time staff member to perform marketing/public relations work to support those goals; develop and deploy renewable energy power generation capacity sufficient to meet all city facilities and operations. The city plan also calls for the city to construct efficient buildings and update existing energy inefficient buildings; create a building improvement revolving loan fund; convert all city streetlights to LED bulbs; eliminate the city's reliance on fossil fuels for home heating; switch to and encourage low-carbon transportation and other appropriate measures. (Source: City of Rockland, Republican Journal, 20 May, 2019) Contact: City of Rockland, Nate Davis, Chair, Rockland Energy Advisory Committee, (207) 594-0300,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral,  Climate Change,  

    Tampa Electric Switching to Itron Smart Street Lighting (Ind Report)
    Itron,Tampa Electric
    Date: 2019-02-18
    In Florida, the investor-owned Tampa Electric Company reports it is working with Itron to deploy a smart lighting solution to allow streetlights to communicate with the utility. The Itron initiative is line with the utility’s streetlight replacement programme to convert traditional lighting infrastructure to energy-efficient LED technology, Tampa Electric will install more than 260,000 Itron smart photocells in the next five years.

    With Itron's smart streetlight solution, the utility can remotely control streetlight fixtures using advanced capabilities, such as dynamic dimming. Itron’s network also give the utility a foundation for future distribution automation and smart city applications, such as air quality management or smart parking. (Source: Tampa Electric, Smart Cities News, 17 Feb., 2019) Contact: Tampa Electric,; Itron, Steve Hambric, VP,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Itron,  LED Light,  Streetlight,  Tampa Electric,  

    Energy Efficiency Key to Concord N.H. Energy Plan (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency,Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-02-04
    In New Hampshire, the city of Concord Energy and Environment Committee reports the release of the first draft of its renewable energy and energy efficiency plan calling for the city to source 100 pct of it energy from renewables by the year 2030.

    Highlights of the draft plan include: Energy efficiency -- "the cheapest unit of energy is the one you don't use" -- is the guiding principle behind the plans for energy efficiency in the Capital City of 43,000 +- residents. As a whole, Concord consumes 390 million kWh of energy each year. To bring that figure down, the plan calls for the city and its community to cut consumption by encouraging and incentivizing weatherization. The plan also encourages the city to prioritize energy conservation efforts, like switching the streetlights to LED and having all city buildings US Green Building Council LEED certified or meet LEED standards without going through the certification process. (Source: City of Concord, Concord Monitor, 2 Feb., 2019) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,; City of Concord, Tom Aspell, City Manager, 603-225-8570,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Renewable Energy,  

    Marion, Mass. Designated as Green Community (Ind. Report)
    DOER Green Communities
    Date: 2019-01-09
    In the Bay State, the town of Marion reports it has been designated part of the Mass. DOER Green Communities program.

    The DOER Green Communities Division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools, according to a news release.

    In 2014, Marion's Energy Management Committee promoted a solar bylaw that has seen the installation of more than 100 solar projects. The town has also executed a power purchase agreement with Future Generation Wind to net meter electric power to town buildings and facilities for an annual savings in excess of $90,000. In addition, the town added electric vehicles to its fleet and replaced all of the town's cobra-head streetlights with more efficient LED fixtures for additional energy savings.

    With the new Green Community designation the town has been awarded a grant of $132,672 to cover the cost of additional energy-saving projects. (Source: DOER Green Communities, Standard-Times, South Coast Today, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Mass. DOER Green Communities, Communities

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  DOER Green Communities,  

    RealTerm Energy, Municipalities Partner on LED Light (Ind. Report)
    RealTherm Energy
    Date: 2018-12-07
    In the Empire State, RealTerm Energy reports it has partnered with the municipalities of Great Neck, Newark, Nyack, Goshen, Florida and Piermont to convert their current HID (high intensity discharge) streetlights to high efficiency LED technology. The conversions are expected to save the municipalities an estimated collective $475,000 per year and reduce their energy consumption by nearly 1,700,000 kWh annually.

    RealTerm Energy will be responsible for the removal of existing fixtures, the installation of new technology, the provision of customized lighting designs and supporting the municipalities in their selection of new LED light fixtures based on products that best suit their needs. RealTerm will also be offering financing and ongoing maintenance options. To date, RealTerm Energy has designed, procured, installed or is in the process of installing more than 250,000 streetlights nationwide. (Source: RealTerm Energy, PR, 6 Dec., 2018) Contact: RealTerm Energy, Rebecca Handfield , Marketing Manager, (866) 422-5201,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Light,  

    Albany Borrowing $29.3M, for LED Streetlighting (Ind. Report)
    City of Albany
    Date: 2018-12-05
    In New York State, the city of Albany reports it will borrow up to $29.3 million to purchase and install energy-efficient LED lighting as well as additional equipment that could pave the way for citywide internet.

    The 15-year borrowing includes $9.4 million to purchase the streetlights from National Grid, which owns the lights and charges the city for maintenance, various parts of the light as well as usage. Albany is charged separately for cement foundations, poles and cross arms, among other items that are non-energy related.

    The city presently spends $4.3 annually for its streetlights, with about 65 pct of those costs specifically for maintenance and operation, while the remaining 35 percent comes from energy usage and delivery. City officials anticipate savings with the purchase and LED switch within the first year. (Source: City of Albany, Albany Times Unions, 4 Dec., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Energy Efficienct Light,  

    Medford Mass. Switching to LED Streetlights (Ind. Report)
    City of Medford
    Date: 2018-11-19
    In the Bay State, the city of Medford City Administration reports it plans to replace 4,783 streetlights and 181 decorative lights across the city with LED light bulbs before the year end.

    The LED conversion will cost the city of approximately 58,000 residents more than $1.9 million, $993,350 of which will be covered by the city with the balance funded by multiple grants and rebates. The change to LEDs is expected to save the city approximately $258,000 in annual energy cost with a 3.8 year ROI. (Source: City of Medford, Wicked Local Medford,16 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Medford,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Light,  

    Santa Clarita Adding LED Streetlights Citywide (Ind. Report)
    city of Santa Clarita
    Date: 2018-11-07
    In the Golden State, the city of Santa Clarita -- pop. 210,000 -- reports it has begun the city-wide replacement of high-pressure sodium streetlights attached to traffic signals and intersections.

    A total of 529 highway safety light fixtures will be replaced in the first phase, which is expected to be completed not later than 14 Nov. (Source: City of Santa Clarita, SCV News, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Santa Clarita, Kevin Tonoian, (661) 290-2210,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  LED Light,  Energy Efficient Street Light,  

    Takoma Park Considers LEDs for Cash, Energy Savings (Ind. Report)
    Takoma Park
    Date: 2018-09-10
    In Montgomery County, Maryland, the City of Takoma Park reports it is considering the installation of energy efficient LED street lights to replace all of the city's 2015 vintage high-pressure sodium and various other streetlights. The switch to LEDs is expected to deliver greater energy efficiency and an annual savings of $100,000 or more in energy costs. To that end, the Takoma utility has installed LEDs on three city streets as a test

    On a larger scale, Montgomery County plans to replace 25,000 roadway lights with LEDs and anticipates saving $850,000 in energy costs a year, while the neighboring District of Columbia is presently replacing its more than 75,000 streetlights with LEDs. (Source: City of Takoma Park, Washington Post, 9 Sept., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light news,  

    Woodstock NY Sees Energy Saving with LEDs (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-08-27
    In New York State, the Woodstock Town Board reports it is considering upgrading its out dated mercury vapor street lighting to LEDs through an energy efficiency program from the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

    The town presently leases its streetlights from Central Hudson. Out of 129 streetlights, Central Hudson has already converted 26 to longer lasting and more energy efficient LEDs, which are expected to save the town approximately $24,000 in energy costs per year.Pat Courtney Strong of the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium. Total materials and labor will cost the town $89,610.53, according to NYPA estimates. (Source: hv1, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: NYPA Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium, (845) 331-2238,; Town Of Woodstock NY,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Street Light,  NYPA,  

    Chicago LED Streetlight Modernization Program Lauded (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-08-22
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reports the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP) installed new lights in all of the city's 50 wards in its first year.

    To date more than 76,000 new LED smart streetlight fixtures have been installed as part of the four-year modernization program implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). Upon completion, the program will have replaced 270,000 of the city's outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights. The city is also installing a citywide lighting management system that will alert the City when lights need service.

    The switch to LEDs is expected to slash the city's streetlight electricity costs by more than half for a savings of $100 million over 10 years. The switch to LEDs is also expected to qualify for as much as $35 million in ComEd energy efficiency rebates.

    The program, which was procured by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in coordination with CDOT and the Department of Innovation and Technology, will be implmented by Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc. (Source: City of Chicago, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Chicago Smart Lighting Program,

    NSW Draws Climate Change Fund Cash to Cut Energy Costs (Int'l)

    Date: 2018-08-20
    In the Land Down Under, the Government of New South Wales State (NSW) reports it is withdrawing $72 million from its Climate Change Fund to help some businesses and households reduce their energy costs.

    Of the total, $35 million would be given to about 250 manufacturing businesses to install energy efficient equipment and meters to track their energy use. An additional $24.5 million will be directed at low-income renters, so they can obtain energy efficient lighting, heating and hot water systems that would save Individual renters an estimated $400 each per year on their energy bills. The rest of the money will go to local councils for LED streetlight upgrades. , NSW has set a zero net emissions by 2050 target. (Source: NSW, ABC News, 19 Aug., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  Energy Consumption news,  LED Streetlight news,  

    Electrix Wins Aussie Smart Street lighting Lighting Project (Int'l)
    VINCI Energies
    Date: 2018-06-25
    In the Land Down Under, VINCI Energies's Australian subsidiary Electrix, reports it has secured a 7-year, €37 million streetlight network management contract for the Canberra Region (population 400,000) awarded by the Australian Capital Territory Government.

    It contract includes the renovation, operation and maintenance of more than 80,000 streetlights, 50,000 of which will be replaced with LEDs to achieve a target of 47 pct energy saving. In addition, a smart monitoring system will be installed to track the streetlight network in real time.

    Under this contract, VINCI Energies will implement the CityApp application to support maintenance and operation and the BIMCity hypervisor to ensure better customer service, network reliability and safety and track performance indicators.

    This is the first contract in Australia to combine smart LED streetlight installation, smart city network implementation and overall infrastructure management. It is also the first streetlighting project to be carried out under an Energy Performance Contract. (Source: VINCI, NewsWire, 22 June, 2018) Contact: VINCI Energies,; Electrix,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Light,  Energy Efficient Light,  LED,  Street Light,  

    Portland Switch to LEDs Expected to Save $1M Annually (Ind. Report)
    TEN Connected Solutions,Portland Maine
    Date: 2018-02-02
    The city of Portland, Maine, reports it has begun replacing all of its street lights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. The projectwas made possible by the city's recent $497,000 acquisition of the streetlights from Central Maine Power Co.. When fully operational, the switch to LEDs is projected to save the city approximately $1 million annually.

    Portland is the first city in Maine to do so under state law enacted in 2013 that allows municipalities to purchase utility-owned street lighting equipment and to replace it with energy efficient LED lighting. The LED replacement work will be completed by Pittsburgh-based TEN Connected Solutions .(Source: city of Portland, Maine Biz, 31 Jan., 2018) Contact: City of Portland, Jon Jennings, City Mgr., Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator, (207) 874-8685,; TEN Connected Solutions, (855) 429-1010,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Street Light,  Energy Efficient Lighting,  

    Xcel Switching Winona to High-Efficiency LEDs (Ind. Report)
    Xcel Energy
    Date: 2017-11-15
    In Minnesota, Xcel Energy reports it has begun the replacement and upgrading of 2,500 old streetlights to high-efficiency LED units in the City of Winona, at no cost to the city. Xcel is paying all costs associated with the retrofitting, including the removal and salvage of old lights.

    The new LED fixtures use approximately 40 to 60 pct less electricity than the current systems and have a longer service life and require less maintenance than old model street lights. Winona used approximately about 5 million kilowatt hours annually between its buildings and other requirements. (Source: Xcel Energy, City of Winona, Winona Daily News, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy,; City of Winona,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy,  LED,  Energy Efficient Light,  Streetlight,  

    LED Streetlights Could Save West Haven $388,000 (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2017-10-20
    The city of West Haven, Connecticut reports the New Haven-headquartered utility United Illuminating will begin converting the city's 4,388 high-pressure sodium streetlights to newer LED, or light-emitting diode, early next year. The conversion is expected to save the city almost $390,000 per year in street lighting cost, according to a city release.

    The move to replace streetlights citywide follows the conversion in late 2015 of interior and exterior lights to LED at various other city facilities. (Source: City of West Haven, 19 Oct., 2017) Contact: City of West Haven,; United Illuminating, Roddy Diotalevi,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Light,  LEDs,  

    City leaders warming to energy efficiency idea

    Date: 2017-10-08
    Officials considering $1.6 million LED lighting project in pursuit of future savings Logansport, Indiana city and utilities officials continue to consider upgrading local street and building lighting, which an energy firm estimates would lead to over $1.4 million in savings over 15 years. The consideration stems from an energy audit representatives from Siemens' Indianapolis office discussed with officials in March. That audit explored options for increasing energy efficiency for the more than 3,000 streetlights throughout town and at nine municipal properties, including the City Building, the two fire stations and a garage rented out to the local ambulance service. A guaranteed energy savings contract would help pay for the project, through which public entities work with companies like Siemens to plan a project that guarantees energy savings. Those savings can be used to help fund the project, allowing public entities to avoid a large investment. The $1.6 million project would be finished in six months or less and start out by resulting in annual savings of about $145,000. The city's principal and interest payments along with an annual service contract of about $10,000 for Siemens to measure and verify the savings for three years would mean the city would pay more on the program for the first four years than it would be saving on energy costs, he said. (Source: Loganport, Pharos-Tribune, 6 Oct., 2017)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  LED Light news,  SIemens news,  

    Brockton, Mass, Scores LED Street Lighting Grant (Funding)
    Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
    Date: 2017-10-06
    In the Bay State, the city of Brockton reports is receiving $283,000 of an overall $4.3 million in recently announced state grant funding for energy efficient LED street lighting. The state's Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program is being offered to an additional 40 Massachusetts town and cities.

    Since its 2016 launch, the Department of Energy Resources Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program has provided $11.4 million to Massachusetts communities for new street lighting. (Source: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Brockton Enterprise, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, (617) 626-7300,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Lighting,  LED Light,  LED Street Light,  

    Ohio State Energy Efficiency Projects Set to Begin (Ind. Report)
    ENGIE,Ohio State University
    Date: 2017-08-30
    In Columbus, Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) reports it has received the Ohio State University Board of Trustee approval to begin updating the campus's energy infrastructure under the terms of a 50-year deal to manage the university's energy assets. Ohio State Energy Partners is comprised of Engie and Axium, an investment firm.

    OSEP will begin replacing inefficient "near retirement" age equipment on campus with more efficient new-age technology. Some parts of the plan will happen more quickly, like replacing streetlights, but the most important way for the Energy Partners to exceed its efficiency goals is through building audits to identify specific inefficient aspects where each building could improve. Fixes could include "behavioral economics", new insulation, analyzing building usage, lighting and temperature controls. (Source: Ohio State University, 30 Aug., 2017) Contact: Ohio State Energy Partners, Serdar Tufekci , CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Engie,  

    Indianapolis Plans $12Mn LED Streetlight Retrofit (Ind. Report)
    Indianapolis Light & Power
    Date: 2017-08-28
    The city of Indianapolis reports it plans to invest $12 million to retrofit more than 27,240 streetlights and use the energy savings from the new lights to pay for an additional 4,000 streetlight units. Indianapolis Power & Light will retrofit the city's conventional street lights with energy efficient LED technology over the next three years. The upgrade is expected to save an estimate $800,000 per year.

    The plan requires Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval. Th project is expected to get underway early next year. (Source: IP&L, Indianapolis Bus. Journal, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: City of Indianapolis, City Council, (317) 327-4242,; Indianapolis Light & Power,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficient Light,  LED Light,  Streetlight,  

    Clark Public Utilities Opts for 23,000 LED Streetlights (Ind. Report)
    Clark Public Utilities
    Date: 2017-08-25
    In Washington State, the Clark Public Utilities reports it is replacing 23,000 high-pressure sodium bulb streetlights with new LED lights that consume significantly less energy over a longer lifespan.

    The $2.6 million project is being funded by the utility, an incentive from the Bonneville Power Administration, and a $350,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce. The project's ROI is projected to be about 4 years. (Source: Clark Public Utilities, The Columbian, 23 Aug., 2017) Contact: Clark Public Utilities,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  LED Light,  

    NIPSCO Converting 42,000 Streetlights to LED (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-07-12
    In the Hoosier State, Merrillville-headquartered investor owned utility Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) reports it will equip all of its streetlights with LED technology by 2022.

    NIPSCO will replace 42,000 company-owned streetlights, some 7,200 of which are being replaced this year in East Chicago, Schererville, Munster, Highland, Valparaiso, Kouts, Wheatfield, Hebron and Whiting. In 2014-2015, the utility ran an LED pilot program then began replacing its old fixtures with LED lighting in 2016. (Source: NIPSCO,, 10 July, 2017) Contact: NIPSCO, (800) 464-7726,

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    Guelph Considers $8Mn Switch to LED Streetlights (Ind. Report)
    City of Guelph
    Date: 2017-06-30
    In Ontario, the city of Guelph is considering the upgrading of its 13,000 street lights to more cost-efficient and energy-efficient LED lighting. The upgrading is expected to cost approximately $8 million, an amount that is expected pay for itself within six years when maintenance costs are included in the calculations.

    Guelph Hydro, which maintains the city's street light system, would undertake the switch to LEDs. In 2016, the city spent $2 million on street lighting -- $1.5 million of that on electricity and the balance on maintenance. The city currently spends $121 annually per street lamp for electricity, but that cost is projected to drop to $67 per light with the change over. (Source: Guelph Today, 26 June, 2017) Contact: City of Guelph, Alex Chapman, Climate Change Office Manager, (519)822-1260 X 3324,,

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