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LED Streetlights-Chelan County PUD
December 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chelan County PUD Presents-
On November 20, 2017, Andrew Grassell, Energy Development and Conservation manager, outlined a proposal to establish rates for LED streetlights that recognize energy savings and could lead to grants to cover the costs for small cities to install them. Grassell said changes in the energy charge for LED streetlights would mean savings of about $1.40 per light each month. The lower rate also could help Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat and Leavenworth secure state funding to cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install energy-saving LED streetlights.
The proposed rate follows an inventory and audit of streetlights in cities served by Chelan PUD, Grassell said. In addition, the PUD installed test LED streetlights in five Wenatchee neighborhoods and asked for feedback. The few responses were neutral to positive. Not only do LED lamps use less power, studies show they increase safety and reduce night sky effects.
Three information meetings are scheduled to provide more information:
- Monday, Dec. 11, 5:30pm – Leavenworth PUD Auditorium, 222 Chumstick Hwy.
- Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30pm – Chelan PUD Conference Room, 1034 E. Woodin Ave.
- Wednesday, Dec. 20, 5:30pm – Wenatchee, Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way
A hearing on the new rate will be held at the Commission Board meeting on Monday, January 8.