Of the $1.3 million, $1 million is for streetlight conversions through the Efficient Building Fund (EBF), and $350,000 is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for a storm water mitigation project adjacent to the future Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station.
The Efficient Buildings Fund provides below-market interest rate loans to municipalities, school districts and quasi-state entities to invest in clean energy projects. Since 2016, the Efficient Buildings Fund has reduced energy, maintenance and debt-service costs for municipalities by approximately $66 million through investments in onshore wind, solar, LED lighting and highly efficient heating and cooling improvements. These projects are estimated to reduce emissions equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 3,400 American homes. Overall, the Bank's Efficient Buildings Fund has provided $33 million in loans to thirteen borrowers across the state.
(Source: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, PR, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank , (401) 453-4430, www,rib.org
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Self-funded by an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), the project comes at no upfront cost to the City and will involve replacing more than 3,800 lighting fixtures with new energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED). The total project will accrue $12.2 million in cost savings over the contract term. The project is slated for completion in September 2020.
Details on Ameresco's LED street and area lighting projects HERE. (Source: Ameresc, PR, Yahoo, 22 July, 2020)
Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com
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The LED upgrade will also allow localized dimming options, security cameras and outage reporting.
The takeover and upgrade to LEDs is expected the save the city $80,000 per month in energy costs. The project was originally slated for March but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: City of Utica, Utica Observer-Dispatch, 29 June, 2020)
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To that end, NYPA is teaming with Signify for connected LED luminaires and Interact City internet of things (IoT) lighting systems that will reduce energy consumption, energy and maintenance costs, and help cut the city's carbon footprint.
To date more than 50,000 LED streetlights have been installed or are about to be installed under the program.
NYPA is offering municipalities low-rate loans for lighting conversions, including the option to buy the physical street lighting assets from local utilities. (Source: NYPA, PR, electronics360, 19 June, 2020) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, www.nypa.gov
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As per a statement, the concession will target specific requirements and energy saving targets, including operating and maintaining the new devices, and installing and maintaining a smart central system to control the lighting throughout the agreement period.
(Source: Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ME Construction News, 9 Mar., 2020)Contact: Abu Dhabi City Municipality, +971 2 6788888, www.dmt.gov.ae/en/adm; Tatweer, +971 2 441 5551,
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When fully online, roughly 80 pct of the facilities total power generation will be purchased by Amazon and Arlington County for its buildings, streetlights, traffic signals, water pumping, and wastewater treatment.
(Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, WDVM, 31 Jan., 2020)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com
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The Master Plan aims to reduce Philadelphia's energy consumption, lower its carbon emissions and expand the use of renewables.
According to the U.S. DOE, the widespread use of LEDs, compared to no LED use, could save the "equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants" by 2027 and "more than $30 billion at today's electricity prices."
Philadelphia presently spends $12.9 million per year on streetlighting costs but has not yet identified funding mechanisms or a date for the citywide LED switchover.
(Source: Philadelphia Energy Authority, Plan Philly, WHYY PBS, 25 Jan., 2020) Contact: Philadelphia Office of Sustainability,
Christine Knapp, Dir., 215-686-3495, www.phila.gov › departments › office-of-sustainability; Philadelphia Energy Authority, 215-686-4483, www.philaenergy.org
Access the 2020 U.S. Transportation
Climate Impact Index HERE. (Source: Streetlight Data, Jan., 2020) Contact: Streetlight Data, www.streetlightdata.com
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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, www.kingston-ny.gov; NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, CEO , Pres., www.nypa.gov; BuildSmartNY, www.buildsmart.ny.gov
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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, www.jpsco.com
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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 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.adirondack.org; NYSERDA Designated Clean Energy Communities, www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities/Designated-Clean-Energy-Communities
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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, www.orillia.ca
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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)
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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:
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)
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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, www.amesburyma.gov
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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 www.nypa.gov/procurement.
(Source: NYPA, June, 2019) Contact: NYPA, www.mypa.gov;
Smart Street Lighting NY, www.nypa.gov/services/customer-energy-solutions/smart-street-lighting-ny
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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, email@example.com,
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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, www.tampaelectric.com; Itron, Steve Hambric, VP, www.itron.com
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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, www.usgbc.org; City of Concord,
Tom Aspell, City Manager, 603-225-8570, www.concordnh.gov/288/City-Manager
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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, www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-divisionGreen Communities
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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, www.realtermenergy.com
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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)
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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, www.medfordma.org
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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, www.santa-clarita.com
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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)
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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, http://courtneystrong.com/mid-hudson-street-light-consortium-team; Town Of Woodstock NY, https://townwoodstock.digitaltowpath.org:10111/content
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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, http://chicagosmartlighting.org
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)
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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, www.VINCI-Energies.com; Electrix, www.Electrix.com.au
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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, www.portlandmaine.gov/475/City-Managers-Office; TEN Connected Solutions, (855) 429-1010, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tenconnected.com
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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, www.xcelenergy.com; City of Winona, www.cityofwinona.com
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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, www.cityofwesthaven.com; United Illuminating, Roddy Diotalevi, www.uinet.com
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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, www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources-0
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