Lacombe upgrading streetlights

Turning to LED streetlight technology is expected to save Lacombe money.

City of Lacombe is converting its streetlights to LED technology.

Council recently agreed to ask FORTIS Alberta to replace high-pressure sodium streetlghts with more efficient LED versions.

“The calculations council has received from FORTIS Alberta estimate an approximate savings of over 585,000 kilowatt hours, the equivalent of taking 80 cars off the road,” says Mayor Steve Christie.

“There are no up-front costs to the city, and there is opportunity for immediate conversion.”

FORTIS will pay for the conversion through a maintenance service charge.

City of Lacombe expects to save $5.71 per light each year.

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