Advisory: Earth Day Announcement on LED Streetlight Grants

Dec. 18, 2014. Arlington, MA.
LED street lights in front of Arlington Town Hall and Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
© 2014 Marilyn Humphries

State, Regional, and Local Officials to Announce Energy, Carbon and Cost Savings in 77 Massachusetts Cities and Towns Through LED Streetlight Grants

Earth Day announcement takes place April 22 in Lynn

What

State, regional, and local officials will mark Earth Day by celebrating the successful conclusion of a Department of Energy Resources (DOER) grant program that has awarded 77 cities and towns – including nine majority Environmental Justice communities - over $5.5 million for installation of 116,139 energy- and cost-saving LED streetlights. The Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program was administered by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on behalf of DOER and benefited a diverse cross-section of Massachusetts rural, suburban, and urban communities (see list of grantees below). The program provided grant funding for 30 percent of the cost of materials and installation associated with converting conventional high-pressure sodium streetlights to light emitting diode (LED) technology capable of cutting electricity usage by 50 to 70 percent. Participating municipalities saved time and money upfront through MAPC’s collective purchasing and will enjoy long-term energy and maintenance cost savings.

When

Thursday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Who

  • MA Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Patrick Woodcock
  • Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee
  • MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis
  • Area legislators

Where

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Annex Building, 90 Commercial Street, Lynn

***(NOTE: Event and Parking will take place at the BACK ENTRANCE to the school, off of Summer Street. Please look for a sign at the parking lot entrance that reads “Faculty and Visitor Parking Only”.)

The following municipalities received Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program grants:

Agawam  $54,968 Gardner  $54,751 Oxford  $55,327
Amesbury  $78,785 Grafton  $36,162 Palmer  $42,052
Andover  $64,741 Hanover  $26,863 Pittsfield  $209,810
Athol  $43,017 Haverhill  $173,079 Quincy  $332,511
Auburn  $67,082 Holbrook  $31,734 Rockland  $29,736
Ayer  $22,444 Hopkinton  $23,507 Salisbury  $50,762
Berlin  $4,198 Leicester  $35,779 Saugus  $118,586
Beverly  $144,149 Leominster  $225,172 Somerset  $92,595
Billerica  $154,221 Lexington  $188,980 Spencer  $54,692
Bridgewater  $47,792 Longmeadow  $18,973 Stoneham Phase 1  $37,269
Brockton  $269,111 Lowell  $198,483 Stoneham Phase 2  $39,242
Buckland  $4,414.55 Lynn  $263,242 Sunderland  $1,548
Burlington  $117,496 Malden  $150,617 Swansea  $95,596
Carver  $30,680 Manchester  $13,069 Tewksbury  $94,082
Clinton  $47,415 Marion  $11,641 Tyngsborough  $24,772
Cohasset  $22,205 Mattapoisett  $20,581 Ware  $39,424
Dalton  $19,344 Medfield  $15,131 Warren  $8,431
Douglas  $21,364 Medford  $238,100 Wayland  $17,722
Dracut  $78,775 Millis  $18,603 Webster  $52,489
Dudley  $27,240 Nahant  $18,229 West Springfield  $92,157
Erving  $9,449 Needham  $111,902 Westford  $52,278
Essex  $6,257 Newbury  $26,433 Westport  $8,648
Everett  $69,247 Newburyport  $45,313 Weymouth  $240,901
Foxborough  $47,104 North Andover  $66,159 Whitman  $55,247
Franklin  $73,412 Northbridge  $63,248 Williamsburg  $6,223
Freetown  $4,965 Norton  $38,884 Winchendon  $27,117

Press Contact

Amanda Linehan
Communications Director
alinehan@mapc.org