Mayor Ron Kim and Commissioner of Finance Minita Sanghvi announced that the City of Saratoga Springs completed its purchase of cobra head street lights, which will convert the City’s street lights to LED, dark-sky compliant fixtures. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will manage the upgrade of the street lights through a contract with the construction management firm Guth DeConzo, with the entire project slated for completion by June.
Mayor Kim states, “We are thrilled to have completed this sale as it allows us to replace our street lights with energy efficient LED technology, reduce street light energy use by as much as 65%, provide a safer and well-lit community, and reduce energy use.”
Commissioner Sanghvi adds, “We’re taking a major step toward reducing the city’s carbon footprint, and we’re also realizing financial benefits. In addition to using less energy, this project will generate an estimated total annual cost savings of $270,820.”