Delmarva Power Launches LED Streetlight Pilot Project
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Energy-efficient Lights to Receive Test Run
GEORGETOWN , Del. – Delmarva Power is installing various test models of new energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) streetlights in select areas in Delaware and Maryland. Delmarva Power will test the LED streetlights for a six-month period to gauge their suitability, actual energy efficiency, reliability and illumination quality, and to obtain customer feedback.
“We have heard that a lot of people in other parts of the country like the new LED streetlights, so during our pilot period, we want to learn what our customers think of the new lights,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power Region President. “LED streetlights have a reputation for being energy- and cost-efficient as well as more reliable than traditional streetlights.”
Delmarva Power is launching the LED streetlight pilot project in Georgetown and Wilmington, Del., and in Chestertown and Elkton, Md. This will give customers in different parts of the company’s service territory the opportunity to experience the lights and then provide their comments via e-mail at LED@delmarva.com.
The specific locations of the pilot projects are:
· Wilmington: Ten streetlights will be replaced with the new LED lighting along Broom Street, between blocks 21st and 24th.
· Georgetown: Ten streetlights will be replaced with the new LED lighting along N. Bedford Street (intersecting streets are New Street, Depot Street, and E. Laurel Street and W. Laurel Street).
· Elkton: Ten streetlights will be replaced with the new LED lighting along W. High Street (intersecting streets are Singerly Avenue and Bow Street).
· Chestertown: Ten streetlights will be replaced with the new LED lighting along High Street (intersecting streets are Spring Street, N. Cross Street and Queen Street) and along Park Row.
Plans for further installation of LED streetlights will depend on customer feedback, technical results of the pilot program, regulatory approval and the evolution of the technology as an economically viable replacement for traditional lighting.
For more information on this and other Delmarva Power energy conservation programs, such as the free My Account home energy audit program, visit www.delmarva.com.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .