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Cambridge cashes in on LED streetlight conversion

The city was presented with an incentive cheque worth over $326,000
Cheque for LED lights
Photo credit: City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge was presented with a cheque for over $326,000 from Energy+ Inc. on Monday for converting over 6,700 streetlights to energy efficient and cost saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. 

The incentive was made available through the Save On Energy Retrofit program.

"The new LED streetlights are expected to contribute over 3,779,336 kilowatt hours in energy savings annually, or the equivalent of taking 420 homes off the grid for an entire year!" Energy+’s President and CEO, Ian Miles, said in a release.

"Cambridge has always been a City that is committed to implementing sustainable and energy efficient infrastructure. We’re proud to receive this incentive recognizing our efforts towards making Cambridge a greener, more sustainable City," explained James Etienne, Cambridge’s City Engineer.

Cambridge completed the LED conversion in December 2017.

After factoring in the incentives, the total cost to the city was over $1.3 million.

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