The city of Rialto, California, is pursuing a project to replace all city streetlighting with LED streetlights. The move to energy efficient solid-state streetlighting is motivated by an effort to save money as well as a new corporate policy of energy supplier, Southern California Edison (SCE), which permits cities to purchase utility owned streetlights. The long term goal is to increase savings, improve maintenance of streetlights, and provide uninterrupted roadway lighting to city residents. Overall, the plan includes maintaining ownership of existing traffic signals and lighting, and the acquisition of 4,738 SCE-owned streetlights within the city.
According to the bid document, the scope of work of the proposed project includes an initial evaluation and assessment of existing SCE owned streetlights, completion of an SCE formal appraisal and acquisition approval by the Public Utilities Commission, and conversion of all streetlight fixtures from high pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) to LED streetlights. By converting to LED streetlights, and assuming ownership, the city expects to save $377,682 in operating and maintenance charges. Based on typical installations of LED streetlights, the city also expects to reduce energy consumption by approximately 50 percent. SCE currently includes LED streetlights in its rate tariffs.
All proposals must be submitted to the city of Rialto by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The deadline for submitting questions and request for clarification is 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Questions must be submitted in writing to Kandace Smith, City of Rialto Public Works Department via fax at 909-421-7210 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete bid document can be found here.