New lights to use approximately 50 percent less energy
LOCKPORT, NY — November 16, 2021 — New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and the city of Lockport recently collaborated to bring new LED lighting systems to the city’s street lights. Crews began work in October 2021 to convert more than 1,900 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.
“We are appreciative of the partnership with NYSEG on the city's LED conversion, which is an efficient solution to improve road safety, save energy and reduce maintenance costs,” said Michelle Roman, mayor of the city of Lockport. “Our city streets are brighter and safer for our residents with the professional installation of LED lights by NYSEG. This conversion is better for the environment as it reduces energy use, improves our financial stability with lower energy costs and is aesthetically more appealing in looks as well as for the streets and sidewalks they light up.”
The conversion project in the city of Lockport 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 295 streets to upgrade all NYSEG-owned cobra head street lights within city limits.
“The city of Lockport has been an incredible partner for this project, which is the second-largest conversion NYSEG has completed since the program began in 2019,” said Mark Stifter, NYSEG key account manager. “We are pleased to be able to provide the community and its residents increased reliability, improved efficiency and potential cost savings through LED street lights.”
Overall, NYSEG has converted a total of approximately 47,700 cobra head street lights to efficient LED lights in more than 297 municipalities in its service area across New York state as part of the conversion program.
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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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