Municipal Street Lighting Services

Municipal Street Lighting Services

All streetlights eventually wear out and must be replaced.  As of January 1st, 2022, NYSEG began replacing all current streetlights with LEDs for our streetlight customers.  This allows NYSEG to transition all streetlights to LED technology for customers who have not already converted.  The conversion to LED lights will benefit you through lower utility bills, the environment by reducing energy use, and the Company through extended operational life and reduced maintenance.

Please email nystreetlighting@avangrid.com with any questions about streetlights or the types of service that we offer.

Types of Service That We Offer

Service Class 3 – Standard Street Lighting Service

The street lighting equipment is installed, owned, and maintained by NYSEG.

Service Class 4 – Street Lighting Service, Energy Only

The street lighting equipment including wire, bracket, luminaire, and street lighting standard is installed, owned, and maintained by the customer. NYSEG provides energy. This service class is a new offering effective September 26, 2010.

Provisions

  • Lamp Types: Customers may install a lamp type not listed in the tariff provided the customer provides the necessary fixture specifications to NYSEG to allow NYSEG to calculate the wattage and billing kW.
  • Customer lights must be installed in accordance with the NYSEG Energy Only Streetlight Standards here: 
    • Pole Attachments: Customers are permitted to install lights on existing NYSEG wood poles along public streets, roads, alleys, and highways if determined feasible by NYSEG and in accordance with the Standards. Customers must enter into an Attachment Agreement with NYSEG. A monthly pole attachment charge per mast arm or bracket will be charged to the customer.
    • In-line Disconnecting Device: Customers must install an in-line disconnecting device equipped with over-current protection in accordance with the SC2 Streetlight Standards.
    • Ownership Identification: Customers must provide identification of streetlight equipment as specified in the Standards.
  • Fees: The customer is responsible for all fees at each electrical connection point for:
    • Connections, disconnections, reconnections
    • Secondary wire and installation if needed to provide service
    • Transformer and installation if needed to provide service

Please consult NYSEG’s tariff for complete details regarding energy only service and customer requirements. 

If you would like to be contacted regarding Municipal Street Lighting Services, please send an email to nystreetlighting@avangrid.com.

*The following service classes are no longer available to new customers*

Service Class 1 – Street Lighting Service with Contributory Provision*

The street lighting equipment is owned and maintained by NYSEG.

*This service is no longer available to new customers.

Service Class 2 – Street Lighting Service with Energy and Limited Maintenance*

The street lighting equipment including wire, bracket, luminaire, and street lighting standard, is installed, owned, and maintained by the customer. NYSEG provides energy, photo control replacement and relamping only.

NYSEG will serve lamp types and wattages not available under this type of service under Service Class 4. Please refer to NYSEG’s street light tariff for a list of lamp types and wattages served under Service Class 2.

*This service is no longer available to new customers effective September 26, 2010.

Effective September 26, 2010, customers must install an in-line disconnecting device in accordance with the SC2 Streetlight Standards.

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