Press release from Business Wire
GE LED Street Lighting Helps Indiana Communities Achieve Shared Energy Savings Goal
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
GE LED Street Lighting Helps Indiana Communities Achieve Shared Energy Savings Goal11:40 EDT Tuesday, October 15, 2013
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (Business Wire) -- The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA), a wholesale power supplier, was awarded a recent U.S. Department of Energy grant to fund the retrofitting of outdoor street lights in member communities with light emitting plasma and LED street lighting fixtures. Through a competitive process, the communities collectively selected the GE's energy-efficient Evolve™ LED Roadway Cobrahead fixtures to replace mercury vapor, metal halide and high-pressure sodium lamps, some of which had been in use for more than half a century.
GE Evolve(TM) LED Roadway Cobrahead fixtures have been installed in more than 30 member communities of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA). (Photo: General Electric)
IMPA was awarded the $5 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The street light procurement process led to competitive bids that were measurably lower than the amount budgeted. Therefore, IMPA extended its original plan to include 32 member communities, retrofitting a total of 9,933 cobrahead street lights with LED street lighting for a projected annual energy reduction of 5 million kWh.
Upon installation of GE's Evolve LED Roadway Cobrahead fixtures, the IMPA communities realized improved street lighting and greater energy efficiency. Whereas sodium-based street lights burn out once every three to four years, GE Evolve LED Roadway Cobrahead fixtures offer more than 11 years of service, based on 12 hours of operation per day for the 50,000-hour rated life.
For more information about GE's street lighting solutions, visit www.gelighting.com/roadway.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is a wholesale electric power provider serving the needs of 59 cities and towns in Indiana as well as one community in Ohio. IMPA was formed so its member utilities could share power resources, allowing cities and towns to provide electricity more economically to their customers. The Agency began operations as a joint action agency in 1983 with 26 members. For more information, visit www.impa.com.
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 14,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.
For more information about GE's street lighting solutions, visit www.gelighting.com/roadway or the GE Lighting pressroom.
Christopher Augustine, 216-266-3477