Temecula acquires streetlights and commences LED retrofit, saving an estimated $17.2M over 20 years

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TEMECULA – The city of Temecula has commenced the retrofit of approximately 7,300 existing streetlights to energy efficient LED fixtures. This undertaking will ultimately save the city an estimated $17,252,622 through lower energy use and streetlight maintenance costs over a period of 20 years.

Temecula is one of 11 jurisdictions to participate in the Western Riverside Council of Governments Regional Streetlight Program. Across all participating jurisdictions, the program will retrofit nearly 55,000 streetlights, resulting in regional savings of approximately $70 million over 20 years, which is enough energy to power 2,500 homes each year.

The city’s contractor, Siemens Mobility Inc., began the streetlight LED retrofit at the northern portion of the city near Winchester Road and will continue south towards Temecula Parkway. Impacts to traffic on major thoroughfares will be minimal, and residents are encouraged to obey work zone traffic laws for safety. The streetlight LED retrofit is anticipated to be completed in spring 2020.

Streetlight issues, work orders and outages can be reported directly to Siemens Mobility at their 24-hour call center at (951) 784-6600. Residents and businesses can also report streetlight issues online by visiting https://temeculaca.gov/1097/Contact-City-Staff.

For more information on the streetlight acquisition and retrofit project, contact the Temecula Public Works Department at (951) 694-6411.

Submitted by city of Temecula.