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Energy Efficient Street Light Upgrade Project Commences

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Energy Efficient Street Light Upgrade Project Commences in Goffstown

March 18th, 2016 – Residents of Goffstown will soon experience the benefits of the Town’s Energy Efficient Street Light Upgrade Project, which will convert existing street lights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. The project will provide better lighting, save energy, and reduce the Town’s lighting bill by nearly 60%.

Utilizing public funds as well as a rebate from Eversource, the Town will convert 475 street lights to LED fixtures manufactured by GE.  The project is managed by Tanko Lighting of San Francisco, CA and started in August 2015 with a comprehensive infrastructure audit to collect locations and characteristics of the Town’s existing street lighting system.  After evaluating projected energy savings and approving sample LED lighting fixtures, the Town is proceeding with the implementation phase of the project.  Installation will start in the next 7-10 days and be performed by Red Thread, based in East Hartford, CT. Work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Not only will the project reduce the Town’s energy use, but it will also improve the color and quality of light throughout the town. The project was paid for by budget surplus in 2015 and that cost will be repaid by energy savings in less than three years.

For project information, contact the Department of Public Works at 497-3617 x200 or visit our website at:

http://www.goffstown.com/construction-projects.html

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