Municipal Lighting

1990-1992 Streetlights Partnered with National Grid to replace all existing incandescent and mercury streetlights with improved efficiency high pressure sodium lamps.
1997-2014 Traffic Lights The Worcester’s 1,400 red traffic lights were converted from inefficient incandescent bulbs to high efficiency, long-life LEDs (light emitting diodes) in 1997. Since then, most associated green and amber traffic lights have been replaced with LEDs as well.
2007 High Efficiency Lighting Retrofits The City completed fluorescent and metal halide lighting retrofit of select City-owned buildings and four public parking garages through a National Grid incentive program.
2013-2017 Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Amendments

The ESPC project scope of work was increased to include nine solar installation projects, and retrofit (conversion to LED) of municipal street lights and the lights in four municipal parking garages raising the total investment to $80 million. As a result, the guaranteed savings to the City have increased to $1.7 million per year for 20 years.

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