The City of Gloucester purchased approximately 2,800 street lights from National Grid, a transaction that will reduce annual maintenance and service expenses. The acquisition will allow the City to convert street lights to energy-efficient LED technology and eventually reduce the community’s annual CO2 emissions by more than 1 million pounds.
Under National Grid ownership of street lights, Gloucester is required to pay fees for service, maintenance fee and electric usage without having control of energy efficiency. This buyback initiative will deliver immediate annual savings in service and maintenance fees.
The transfer of lights is a Gloucester Green Community initiative and managed collaboratively by the Department of Public Works and the Community Development Department, with support from the Clean Energy Commission. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which is advising communities across Massachusetts with the logistics of streetlight acquisition from electric utility companies, also provided assistance.
Siemens will be the maintenance contractor for the City’s streetlights. To report streetlight outages or any other issues, contact Siemens directly using their 24 hour hotline: 1-800-544-4876.
You may also report streetlight outages by clicking here.