Thursday, November 15
We hosted another in our series of webinar discussions on affordable steps that municipalities can take to convert to LED streetlights.
- Why conduct a streetlight inventory?
- Rent vs. own?
- Negotiating a purchase price with your utility
- Choosing a financing option
- How/when to participate in an aggregated purchase
Whether your municipality decides to buy LED streetlights or lease them from your utility, it is prudent to understand the activities that would go into preparing for streetlight conversion.
Even if your municipality has started down the path to conversion, new information is available about NYSERDA funding opportunities, relevant Public Service Commission filings, and finance mechanisms.
George Woodbury helps communities nationwide analyze their conversion opportunities, negotiate buyouts from utilities, and purchase in aggregate to save money.
Jen Metzger will detail her work as an active Party before the NYS Dept. of Public Service to bring transparency to the street light acquisition process and to “right size” utility LED street light offerings, improve homeowners’ satisfaction, increase roadway safety and maximize municipal savings.
Nina Orville will describe the finance options that municipalities can choose from.
Note: Recording is missing several initial slides. Full slide deck is downloadable, above.