East Hartford Signs ESPC for LED Street Lights

January 2, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Ameresco energy manageAmeresco is working with the Town of East Hartford, Conn., to develop and implement an LED street light and exterior lighting upgrade project at select locations. Under a $2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), including more than $480,000 in incentives, new street lights are being installed throughout town. In addition, the Public Safety Complex, Community Cultural Center, Town Hall Offices, Terry Pool Park, Town Green Alumni Park and Firehouse #5 will benefit from exterior lighting upgrades resulting in more than 1.6 million kWh in annual electric savings.

East Hartford has also engaged Ameresco for the duration of the contract to provide on-going maintenance of the new LED fixtures in the case of outages, repairs or damage.

Under the ESPC, Ameresco is installing nearly 5,000 street lights, replacing old lamps with the latest solid state LED technology. In addition, a variety of 174 Shoebox, Wall-pack and Flood-style LED exterior fixtures are being installed. The project is underway and will be completed in the spring of 2015.

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