New York (WNY News Now) – Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the successful completion of New York State’s initiative to replace 500,000 traditional streetlights with energy-efficient SMART LED fixtures throughout the state.
Governor Kathy Hochul declared the achievement of a significant environmental milestone in New York State. The Smart Street Lighting NY program, which aimed to replace 500,000 conventional streetlights with energy-efficient SMART LED fixtures, has reached its goal nearly three years ahead of schedule.
Under the administration of the New York Power Authority, numerous cities, towns, villages, and counties throughout New York have undertaken the transition to LED streetlight technology. The program supports participating municipalities in attaining a remarkable annual reduction of three percent in their electricity demand, equating to the energy consumption of 1.8 million households in New York by 2025.
Governor Hochul lauded this achievement as a testament to New York’s commitment to sustainable practices, calling on communities to continue collaborating with state partners in advancing energy-efficient upgrades.
To learn more about the Smart Street Lighting NY program, visit the program webpage on NYPA’s website.