Local governments can save millions of dollars, reduce emissions and create jobs by moving to advanced lighting technology. The Bay Area Next Generation Streetlight Initiative provides leading-edge education, resources and guidance to local governments to accelerate the move to solid-state lighting (LED). The overarching goal is to catalyze the conversion of 200,000 streetlights in the Bay Area and deliver $50 million in cost savings and 100,000 metric tons of CO2 avoidance over 5 years.
- Upgrade 200,000+ streetlights
- 100,000 tons GHG reduced over 5 years
- $10 million annual savings
- Job Creation
For more information, please contact Diana Chou:
- Next Generation Streetlight Guide. Details benefits, financing strategies and deployment options for successful streetlight upgrades.
- Bay Area cost-benefit analysis (Upd. 04/24/12) for upgrading 200,000 streetlights to LEDs with local tariffs and incentives using the MSSL cost modeling tool. Results summary here.
- MSSL cost modeling tool and instructions for analyzing the cost and return-on-investment from lighting efficiency projects.
- Model specification for LED street lights based the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) template.