Connecticut Hires 3 Vendors for State-Wide LED Street Light Conversion

November 10, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

CCM energy manageThe Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) has selected three companies to implement its municipal street light LED conversion program.

The vendors – Tanko Lighting, ESCO Energy Services and SolLux Technologies – will work with CCM’s 153 member communities to implement the state-wide program, which, with full participation, is estimated to be valued between $75 and $90 million, according to ESCO.

The State of Connecticut has a total of 169 municipalities, of which 153 are members of CCM. About 5 percent of the municipalities currently own their street lights, and to date no municipality has completed a total conversion to LED streetlights.

“As we are in the early stages of the program, we do not have an estimate of potential project cost/savings,” said Andrew Merola, CCM’s energy and program development manager. “LED implementation is an ongoing effort that is likely to continue for at least several years.”

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