West Haven News

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Energy website plugs city for switching to LED streetlights

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WEST HAVEN, Oct. 19, 2017 — West Haven is the featured news story on the website and e-newsletter Energy Manager Today for its partnership with United Illuminating to convert the city’s 4,388 streetlights to environmentally friendly LED lighting, a move that will conserve energy while saving taxpayers an estimated $338,000 a year in electrical costs.

According to the article, “Connecticut Town Goes LED, Saving $338,000 Per Year,” “Officials in West Haven, Connecticut, are announcing the town will save $338,000 per year in electrical costs as a result of switching to LED street lights.”

The story was written by staff writer Emily Holbrook and published Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The article goes on to say: “Converting to LED streetlights has become a common move among energy efficient cities. Just this week, officials in Portland, Maine, announced the city would be switching to LED streetlights. And in August, Phoenix officially began its city-wide initiative to replace all 90,000 street lights — plus lighting at its park facilities — with LED bulbs. By replacing all existing street lights with LED bulbs, the city expects to achieve a total net savings of approximately $22 million through 2030.”

Energy Manager Today, owned by Business Sector Media LLC and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, “is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives responsible for procuring and managing energy fully informed.”

According to its website, “Many of Energy Manager Today’s readers are energy directors and managers, developing, implementing and overseeing comprehensive enterprise-wide energy strategies for plants, retail and restaurant locations, distribution centers, corporate and government facilities and public spaces in order to reduce energy consumption and energy costs.

“Others are plant and facility managers, maintenance directors, engineers, buildings and systems directors, operation managers, energy analysts, construction managers, procurement directors and utilities managers recommending, specifying and buying energy-related equipment such as HVAC, lighting, building envelope, control systems, boilers, industrial systems, CHP, energy storage and backup power systems.”

Read the full story at Energy Manager Today.

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— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator

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