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Outdoor Lighting Accelerator Partner Summary Table

The Partner Summary Table summarizes pivotal aspects of the conversion process and how the identified partner addressed the scenario. The cumulative process between the initial decision to investigate a conversion and completion of the resulting installation can add up to several years of municipal effort. This time period is further lengthened when conflicting incentives or perspectives are present among the various parties involved. Experiences of the OLA partners have ranged across a great variety of such situations. The extensive information sharing supported by the OLA effort has proven helpful with informing the various partners on how others have addressed barriers similar to those they are facing. We have an opportunity to provide further support to advance future project implementation by providing a highlights of key municipal government actions and procurement strategies. This table includes differentiating characteristics to quickly identify implementation strategies by asset ownership, financing, and size of jurisdiction.

This is How They Did It: Pathways to Energy Savings with Street Lights

Characteristics of your street lighting project environment Municipally-owned, municipally-maintained Utility-owned, utility-maintained
Evaluating economies of scale, project scope, and technical preferences State of TennesseeGarfield Clean Energy Collaborative (CO) Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)
Justifying "smart city" street light elements such as controls, adaptive lighting, and dimming   Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA
Managing multiple street light owners using LED controls   Anchorage, AK
Financing street light upgrades Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), KS* West Palm Beach, FL*
Acquiring ownership of your street lights

Huntington Beach, CA*

Portland, ME
Assessing a utility master sales agreement   Takoma Park, MD
Designing a regional bonding authority or joint purchasing program Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), PA Detroit, MI
Developing an RFP or bid package Chicago, IL* Albany, NY
Pursuing favorable utility tariffs Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office (SEMREO) California Street Light Association (CALSLA)
Enabling legislation for street light purchases or buybacks   State of Rhode Island*
Collaborating with utilities on financing programs State of Washington Transportation Improvement Board** St. Petersburg, FL

Notes
* Partners may have a mix of street light ownership and maintenance scenarios within the city's purview.
** State agencies and regional energy networks represent mid to small size cities that are benefitting from aggregated procurement and implementation strategies.