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New LED Streetlights to Bring Big Savings to Douro-Dummer

March 04, 2015

DOURO-DUMMER, ON — New light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights will soon begin generating significant savings of 74% in streetlight energy costs and 75% in streetlight energy consumption for the Township of Douro-Dummer after their installation which is set to begin this week. The upgrade is one of the many cost-savings and energy-efficient initiatives set by the Township’s Energy Management Plan to reduce energy consumption and improve their environmental footprint.

 

Douro-Dummer chose RealTerm Energy and Local Authority Services (LAS) to lead the project. “Having LAS and RealTerm Energy involved has been a great asset in that they had already done all the preparatory work on finding a suitable supplier for the new streetlights and had the expertise to move forward with this project. RealTerm Energy was also very instrumental in facilitating the approval of grants from Hydro One to assist with the upgrade costs,” explained David Clifford, Chief Administrative Officer.

 

The aging infrastructure and maintenance costs were determinant. “Our existing streetlights were installed in the 1980’s and had become a high maintenance item in our budget,” continued Mr. Clifford.

 

LED streetlights last three to five times longer than existing streetlights, reducing maintenance costs up to 80%. LED fixtures also provide a more targeted light to streets and roadways that improve visibility and safety, and help reduce light pollution.

In the last 12 months, more than 90 Ontario municipalities have chosen RealTerm Energy and LAS to act as project manager and installer of their LED streetlight upgrade including Quinte West, Deseronto and Minto.

 

Douro-Dummer Project Overview

Total number of fixtures

 91

Electrical consumption savings

75%

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction over life of luminaire

90metric tonnes over lifetime of LEDs – the equivalent of the GHG removed by more than 2,308 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

 

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