Webinar: Affordable Pathways for Bringing LED Street Lights To Your Municipality
Thursday, November 15, 2016
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.
Update on Mid-Hudson Strategies for LED Streetlight Conversion (February 24, 2016)
Second webinar in a series on affordable steps that municipalities can take to convert to LED streetlights. Whether your municipality ultimately 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.
Hear from George Woodbury, a professional engineer and former Department of Public Works chief. He now works full-time helping communities analyze their conversion opportunities and negotiate buyouts from utilities. Jen Metzger will provide an update on the regulatory and legislative landscapes for LED streetlights.
And we’ll discuss the formation of the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium, which will soon begin activities designed to help municipalities make these important decisions.
Jen Metzger, Citizens for Local Power
George Woodbury, PE, Light Smart Consulting
Nina Orville, Abundant Efficiency
Evelyn Wright, Sustainable Energy Economics
Pat Courtney Strong, Courtney Strong Inc.
To view webinar, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGrIYnPN6n4
To view PDF of slides, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2ndLEDwebinar
LED Streetlights (July 7. 2015)
Interested in exploring opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your municipality’s streetlights? Watch our lunch-time webinar to learn how to collaborate with other Mid-Hudson municipalities in the conversion to energy efficient streetlights.
– How other communities have financed and installed LED streetlights.
– The opportunities and challenges in upgrading municipal street lighting.
– Finance considerations: lease-to-own or purchase?
– TIME SENSITIVE GRANT OPPORTUNITY: How your local government can partner with other municipalities to maximize your buying power and get the best deal for the community.
Alex Tergis, Commissioner of Public Works, City of New Rochelle
Marcus Serrano, City Manager, City of Rye
Jen Metzger, Co-Founder, Citizens for Local Power
Pat Courtney Strong, President, Courtney Strong Inc.
Nina Orville, Principal, Abundant Efficiency