Santa Cruz, California, USA

Initiative

Replaced approximately 125 existing HPS streetlights with LED streetlights manufactured by BetaLED. Installation by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in turnkey program.

 

Pilot

City conducted photometric testing, researched LED technology and solicited recommendations from other municipal users

 

Energy cost savings

Based on 125 LED streetlights: $5,500/year

 

Energy savings

Estimate annual savings of 45,654 kw/H

 

CO2 reduction

Estimate reducing CO2 by 23,923 pounds/year

 

Funding sources

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

 

Funding awarded

$113,000

 

Additional funding

$200,000 CDBG award expected July 2011

$200,000 Alternate source of funding anticipated

 

Total number of streetlights

~1,700 owned by city

 

Streetlight budget (electricity)

$320,000 annually