The Municipality of Cumberland has released the tentative schedule for the installation of LED streetlights across the municipality. This project was approved in the 2020/2021 Capital Budget.
The switch from high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures to LED fixtures was a direct result of provincial legislation regarding energy-efficient appliances regulations by 2022. Staff from the Cumberland Energy Authority championed the project on behalf of the Municipality of Cumberland.
“The switch from the old high-pressure sodium light fixtures to new LED light fixtures will make a positive impact on the Municipality’s greenhouse gas emissions moving forward,” stated Ray Hickey, Executive Director of the Cumberland Energy Authority. “We are creating a sustainable future for our communities in this switchover.”
LED fixtures are long-lasting fixtures and reduce CO2 emissions by using less energy. The long-lasting nature of the fixtures is also expected to reduce maintenance costs for the municipality.
A copy of the tentative installation schedule can be viewed here.