Bangor, Maine, USA

Population

31,473

 

Initiative

Replace 319 metered streetlights in the downtown and waterfront areas of Bangor with LED streetlights. Six different types of fixtures will be replaced.

 

Funding request

$523,394

 

Funding sources

$261,700 from Community Development Block Grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and $261,694 from Bangor Downtown Tax Increment Fnancing (TIF) funds

 

Replacement cost per light

$1,641

 

Projected electricity cost savings

$34,000/year

 

Partner

Honeywell

 

Issue

Conversion of other streetlights in Bangor would currently will only have a financial benefit for the city if the Public Utilities Commission agrees to a lower flat fee for LED streetlights.

 

Website

Bangor Public Works, Electrical Division

 

Related resources

Minutes of Bangor’s Finance Committee meetings,

June 22, 2009.