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LED Streetlights Set to Bring Energy Efficiency and Savings to Hanover

September 29, 2015

HANOVER, ON — The Town of Hanover is upgrading its streetlight system to energy-efficient, light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights to reduce energy costs and provide a smarter environmental option. Starting this week, installation crews will replace all of the Town’s 704 streetlights and residents will soon begin to notice their clear, white light improving visibility and community safety.

 

The Town will benefit from a 63% reduction in energy consumption because LEDs require far less electricity than the lights they are replacing. The new system will also be easier to maintain since LEDs last four times longer than the Town’s current streetlights. The upgrade is expected to reduce maintenance costs by up to 80%. LEDs are also more environmentally friendly by annually reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 24 metric tonnes, the equivalent of the carbon removed by 615 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

 

“The opportunity to upgrade our streetlights to LED was an easy decision for Council. From an efficiency perspective, generating 63% energy savings from LED lighting will help reduce the impact of ever increasing costs to the Municipality. From an environmental perspective, it’s just the right thing to do,” explained Mayor Sue Paterson.

 

Hanover’s Town Council researched the savings LEDs provide and selected Local Authority Services (LAS) and RealTerm Energy for the project. “We were comfortable with the procurement process undertaken by LAS for the selection of an LED streetlight upgrade turnkey service. LAS’ track record with other municipal programs we currently subscribe to was also an important consideration,” said Brian Tocheri, CAO/Clerk.

 

Over 130 Ontario municipalities have chosen to upgrade to LED street lighting with LAS and RealTerm Energy including Minto, Owen Sound and Barrie.

 

Project Overview

Total number of streetlights

704

Electricity consumption reduction

63%

Estimated Annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction

24 metric tonnes - the equivalent of the GHG removed by 615 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

 

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