WPPSEF Provides Seed Funding for PA Treasury Program Saving 35 Communities Almost One Million Dollars
May 12, 2017
Thirty-five communities in southeastern Pennsylvania will upgrade to LED streetlights using an innovative intergovernmental cooperative process. The effort is known as the Regional Streetlight Procurement Program and is led by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) in concert with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Finance Program (PennSEF) offered by state Treasurer Joe Torsella and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department and the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment.
Lighting costs typically account for 60-70% of a local government’s energy budget. The project upgrades more than 26,000 streetlights, exterior lights, and traffic signals. The 35 municipalities will achieve
annual reductions of over 10,000 megawatt hours; 5,400 metric tons of CO2 emissions; and almost one million dollars in annual energy and operating costs. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.