The City of Shasta Lake, California, has received funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for the city’s first major installation of LED streetlights. The city requested $475,000 for the proposed installation of energy efficient LED streetlight fixtures, but was awarded approximately $450,000 for the project. The CEC award, part of the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, will be used to replace all of the city’s existing streetlights.
According to the bid document, the project includes the supply and installation of 615 LED streetlights. The existing fixtures targeted for replacement are 100 watt high pressure sodium (HPS) cobrahead streetlights. The proposed LED streetlights will be 77 watt equivalent fixtures, resulting in energy savings between 30 percent and 50 percent, according to city officials. As a municipal utility, the city will realize immediate savings from the switch to energy efficient streetlighting technology. An optional pre-bidders meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Shasta Lake.
Complete bids must be submitted to the City of Shasta Lake by 2:00 p.m. PST on November 8, 2012. Questions or requests for clarification may be submitted to Mr. Jeff Tedder, city engineer for the City of Shasta Lake, at email@example.com. Plans and bid documents may only be ordered by contacting the City of Shasta Lake Customer Service Counter at 530-275-7400.