Tyndall upgrading street lights, receives grant

September 2, 2015

Tyndall is upgrading street lighting with help from Heartland. The utility was recently awarded an energy efficiency grant of $1,250 for upgrading the city’s lighting from high pressure sodium to LED.

The utility is replacing 12 light fixtures and is expected to realize annual energy savings of about 5,000 kWh, equating to about $400 per year. The project will pay for itself in savings in just over six years, or 26,600 operating hours. The LED fixtures are expected to last at least 100,000 hours. 

The city of Tyndall was awarded a similar grant from Heartland in 2014 for upgrading lighting at a city-owned building used by The Bargain Shoppe.  Tyndall plans to eventually replace all street lighting in town with LEDs.

“Several Heartland customers are making the switch to LED street lighting,” said Heartland Communications Manager Ann Hyland. “Not only do they provide significant energy savings over their counterparts, they last longer, cutting down on maintenance costs, and provide a whiter, brighter light.”

For more information on Heartland’s energy efficiency program, Power Forward, or to apply for a grant, contact Ann Hyland or visit our website, www.hcpd.com. Heartland awards grants to customers for projects that improve energy efficiency within the city.

Pictured: Heartland Communications Manager Ann Hyland, second from right, presents an energy efficiency grant to (L to R) Tyndall Mayor David Vavruska, , Assistant Finance Officer Jill Putnam and Finance Officer Linda Pesek.