Philly to Switch All 100,000 Streetlights to ‘Smart’ LEDs; Expect Some Debate - Energy Watch News


Philly to Switch All 100,000 Streetlights to ‘Smart’ LEDs; Expect Some Debate

Philadelphia was the first city in America with public streetlights, thanks to Ben Franklin’s introduction of the oil candle in colonial times. But the city has been a little slower than others to switch its public streetlights to modern energy-saving LEDs, mostly because the conversion costs are high.That’s about to change. The city’s Energy Office is preparing to issue a call for vendors who can convert all 100,000 city streetlights to LEDs in two to three years. Converting the city’s streetlights to LEDs would cost $50 million to $80 million, said Adam Agalloco, the city’s energy manager, who is organizing a formal request for qualifications from potential vendors. The city likely would issue a bond for the project and repay the debt under Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Energy Savings Act, which allows public entities to finance projects with the savings generated over current energy costs. https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-streetlight-conversion-smart-led-savings-20190822.html

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