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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Energy Efficient "Smart" Street Lighting coming to Cohoes

Vote by the New York State Public Service Commission Paves the Way for the City of Cohoes to Install Energy Efficient “Smart” Lighting for City Streets

-- $9 Million in Energy Cost Savings will fund the project and other “Cleaner Greener Cohoes” and “Restore Historic Cohoes” initiatives --

Cohoes, NY (September 9, 2021) – Cohoes is one step closer to converting to energy efficient “smart” lighting for its city streets following a vote today by the New York State Public Service Commission allowing National Grid to transfer its ownership of 1,595 street lighting systems in Cohoes to the City at a cost of $876,399.

Cohoes is planning to convert street lights across the city from outdated and inefficient lighting technology to updated energy-efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs in “smart lighting” infrastructure.

“This project is a win, win, win for taxpayers and the environment. We save energy by converting to LED street lights. We generate funds to invest in additional energy savings upgrades to our historic city buildings, parks and playgrounds, and smart technologies. We also benefit from additional anticipated city budget savings over 20 years,” Mayor Bill Keeler said.

Read full press release here