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Great Barrington Swaps Out Streetlights with LED Bulbs
08:00AM / Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town will save more than $100,000 in the first year following the replacement of 470 streetlights with LED illumination. 
The swap-out is now under way and LED fixtures now light up a portion of the town.
The savings in the first year include a one-time energy efficiency rebate of $52,895, and ongoing savings in the following years will be $49,566.15. For the first year, total savings will be $103,662.
National Grid offers the rebate based on estimated energy savings that result from the conversion. 
Town Manager Mark Pruhenski commended Joe Aberdale, head of the town Department of Public Works, and DPW business manager Lisa Richards, for leading the effort to improve the town's energy efficiency and costs. 
"This was a big project that will reduce our energy consumption and our costs over time," said Pruhenski. "The DPW's effort is an example of how small towns can make a difference in reducing our energy consumption."
This work is expected to be complete by spring 2024.
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