GPA sees $1M savings with LED street lights replacement

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LED Streetlight (PNC photo)

Guam – The Guam Power Authority hopes to save at least $1 million dollars in annual fuel expenses and reduce maintenance costs by approximately $400,000 by replacing the island’s 16,000 high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights with LEDs.

The streetlight replacement program is inline with GPA’s pursuit of improving energy efficiency and reducing operating and maintenance costs.

So far the power authority has changed out approximately 6,000 out of the 16,000 streetlights island wide.

According to a press release, crews will start in the South, by replacing HPS lights along main routes and secondary roadways in Agat, Santa Rita, Umatac, Malesso, Inarajan, Talofofo, and Yona.

Motorists traversing within these areas are cautioned to be aware of line crews working
alongside utility easements and crossing streets to replace lighting fixtures

GPA hopes to complete the project by fiscal year 2020.