Together with the Philadelphia Energy Authority, the City of Philadelphia recently released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to convert all or most of city-owned and operated streetlights to energy-efficient and low maintenance LEDs, which could reach over 140,000 fixtures. The goals of the project are to improve public lighting across the City, reduce carbon pollution, and lower overall costs of streetlighting infrastructure.
In the 2017 Municipal Energy Master Plan, LED streetlighting was identified as the single largest opportunity to reduce carbon in its operations. The plan outlines four goals for the City’s municipal buildings and streetlighting:
The RFQ is the first phase of the procurement process and aims to qualify a shorter list of qualified vendors who will be eligible to respond to a future Request for Proposals (RFP).
You can check out the complete Municipal Energy Master Plan 2020 Update to learn more about the City’s progress.Tagged with street lighting