City of San Ramon contracts with Siemens to install energy-saving street lights

Nov. 8, 2012
Date Announced: 08 Nov 2012 San Ramon, CA, November 6, 2012— The City of San Ramon has contracted with Siemens ITS (formerly Republic ITS) to perform the second phase of its light-emitting diode (LED) streetlight conversion project. The second phase will include the conversion of over 4,300 city-owned pressure sodium lights to highly energy efficient LEDs that, when the project is complete, will reduce the City of San Ramon’s energy costs by over 50 percent, improve lighting performance and require less maintenance.The second phase of the lighting upgrade project will include approximately 2,600 city-owned cobra head streetlights, 1,200 decorative lamps, 300 illuminated street names signs, 200 parking lot lights and 50 pedestrian crossing signals.“Improved lighting will provide the residents of San Ramon with a safe and comfortable environment while allowing the city to significantly save on their energy costs and to reduce greenhouse emissions in the process,” said Terry Heath, president, Mobility and Logistics division, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities. “Siemens is excited to work with cities like San Ramon in making these important infrastructure improvements that require very little capital investment but have a big impact for its residents.”The contractor began the installation during the final weeks of September, and will begin work along the roadways October through December to complete the installation of all remaining City-owned fixtures and lighting throughout the City. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of December 2012.“The City continues to seek out ways to save money while improving services to the residents and businesses and this project is a great example of that”, said Karen McNamara, Public Services Director for the City of San Ramon.Read more: Valley Sentinel - City of San Ramon Contracts with Siemens to Install Energy Saving Streetlights

Jennifer Dye Administrative Analyst City of San Ramon 925-973-2800

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