New developments allow cities to purchase SCE streetlights – this presents new opportunities for cities to save energy and money through upgrades to LEDs.
To help elected officials understand how to get started, the Independent Cities Finance Authority (ICFA), in partnership with SCE and Climatec, describe best practices for cost-effectiveness.
Per ICFA, “One of the first cities riding this wave of cost savings with LED technology is the City of Los Angeles. Having recently replaced every bulb not deemed historically protected, the city has seen roughly a 60% reduction in energy use, translating to more than $7 million in savings annually. The city also estimates that it saved $2.5 million in maintenance costs.” Read more here.