HARLINGEN, Texas – A pilot program shining a new light in the city of Harlingen. It’s a partnership with electric company, AEP to replace over 300 lights with the latest in LED technology back in early 2018. 200 lights later the city is announcing their progress and saying the new lights will save taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.
Carlos Sanchez, Assistant City Manager, “Just taking advantage of these 376 lights that are going to be replaced translates to a saving of about $18,000 a year. We’re excited that at the same time that we’re able to provide a safety feature… At the same time that translates to savings.”
In addition to the savings in energy consumption, the city expects less maintenance on the new lights. The projected is expected to be completed in 2021.