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.
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.
- Take the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium Municipal Streetlight Survey (Results to date)
- Join the Consortium (Archived Steering Committee Meetings)
- Click HERE for the Consortium’s ongoing series of webinar, in which we provide in-depth information on the economic and technology considerations of LED street light conversion.
- Contact the Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium team
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.
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 email@example.com.