LED Streetlights

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The Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium is a project supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

to create a more affordable pathway to LED street light conversion for Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Columbia, Greene and Westchester municipalities in the Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Orange & Rockland, New York State Electric & Gas, and Con Edison territories.

Converting to LED street lights has the potential to deliver electricity cost savings of up to 65 percent to municipalities. NYSERDA’s 2014 study, Street Lighting in New York State: Opportunities and Challenges, found that if this were accomplished statewide, an estimated 524 gigawatt hours of electricity and $97 million would be saved annually.

The project is expected to save Mid-Hudson communities more than $6 million in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 42,000 MTCO2e over the next 15 years, if only 20 (fewer than 10 percent) municipalities were to participate.

Municipalities wishing to join the Community Managed RFP should email Pat Courtney Strong, .

To join the Community Managed RFP, please send a letter to , affirming your municipality’s desire to be a named Participant. The lead municipality will be Town of Red Hook in Dutchess County. This RFP has been vetted by attorneys at Sive Paget. Participants will benefit from certain street light design services provided at no charge by the Consortium. The letter must be accompanied by a utility-generated inventory of the municipality’s street lights, and any addenda to the RFP required by your municipal attorney.

How to Apply

Assistance in understanding LED conversion options is available to all municipalities in the Mid-Hudson region (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties). To join the Consortium, officials are encouraged to complete the Municipal Membership Application and take our brief Survey, HERE.

Communities are encouraged to connect with their local Clean Energy Community Coordinator for information on money- and energy-savings programs supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

How it Works

Many Mid-Hudson municipalities are eager to convert but encounter hurdles understanding their options and successfully negotiating the outcome they seek. This is where the Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium can help. Support to municipalities that join the Consortium – at no cost – includes:

Deadline

The Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium will provide technical assistance at no charge to municipalities that participate in its aggregated procurement offerings. After mid-2018, municipalities may still be able to piggyback on the Requests for Proposal that were initiated by the Consortium, but there can be no assurance they will receive technical assistance.

Contact

Sign up for updates on the Consortium’s activities, including LED street light procurement offerings:

 

 

 

For questions and/or to join the Consortium, email Pat Courtney-Strong at .