Friday , 21 January 2022

All town owned streetlights to be converted to LED in St. Paul

All town-owned streetlights in St. Paul will soon be converted to LED.

At the May 25, Regular Council Meeting, ATCO Electric presented to the Town of St. Paul Council regarding the 2021 ATCO LED Multiplier opportunity which would convert all Town-owned streetlights to LED within the Town of St. Paul. Council approved and directed the administration to go ahead with the project.

On September 27, at the regular council meeting for the Town of St. Paul, Chief Administrative Officer Steven Jeffery told elected officials the LED conversion will start mid-October with completion expected near the end of November.

“We’re still headed in this direction, ATCO has got a schedule for construction, and we should see LED lights converting our predominantly high-pressure sodium lights,” Jeffery told Council. “Some added benefits of conversion are reduced energy consumption, of course, reduced maintenance costs, increased fixture lifespan, and equal or better lighting quality.”

The installation of the LED streetlights will have a benefit to ratepayers Jeffery says.

“With the multiplier applied to our rate, I’m expecting a 5 per cent reduction in fees that are needing to be paid by the tenant for streetlights,” Jeffery concluded.

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