New lights to use approximately 50 percent less energy
HAMBURG, NY — October 26, 2021 — New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and the village of Hamburg recently collaborated to bring new LED lighting systems to the village’s street lights. Crews began work in September 2021 to convert more than 700 street lights to the LED systems, which use approximately 50 percent less energy. These conversions are part of a broader effort by NYSEG to work with local municipalities to replace older “cobra head” style lighting to newer and more energy efficient LED systems.
"NYSEG and their subcontractor were very professional—they expedited the street light conversion and really brightened up the Village. Overall, I'm greatly satisfied,” said Thomas J. Moses, Senior, mayor of the village of Hamburg.
The conversion project in the village of Hamburg brings potential energy savings to the municipality as well as several other benefits including increased efficiency, streetscape modernization and more direct lighting to the roadways. The project included work on 116 streets to upgrade all NYSEG owned cobra head street lights within village limits.
“We’re grateful to the Village of Hamburg for their initiative and collaboration to make this project a reality and are excited to bring new LED lighting to Hamburg residents,” said Mark Stifter, Key Account Manager at NYSEG. “NYSEG’s streetlight conversion program partners with local towns, villages and cities to install new LED lightening systems to increase reliability, improve efficiency and provide cost savings.”
Overall, NYSEG has converted a total of approximately 44,500 cobra head street lights to efficient LED lights in more than 286 municipalities in its service area across New York state as part of the conversion program. The company aims to complete 20,000 conversions in 2021.
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About NYSEG: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1852, NYSEG operates approximately 35,000 miles of electric distribution lines and 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines across more than 40% of upstate New York. It also operates more than 8,150 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 20 miles of gas transmission pipelines. It serves approximately 894,000 electricity customers and 266,000 natural gas customers. For more information, visit nyseg.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.
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