Pay My Bill Get Fiber Residential Services Business Services Safety and Outage Center Conservation Rebates Start/Stop Services Update Your Account Information Community Services and Discounts Street Lighting Rates and Policies Contact Us Web Links Dary-Sky Association Tanko Lighting Related Documents Fact Sheet - Audit Fact Sheet - Sample Lights Home / My PUD Services / Street Lighting / Street Lighting On January 8, 2018, Chelan County PUD Commissioners approved a rate for municipal LED streetlights that will lower power costs for cities in Chelan County that install the energy-saving lamps. The new rate, reflects the energy savings of LED lamps and will make it possible for the cities to apply for grants to help pay for installation. Changes in the energy charge for LED streetlights will mean savings of about $1.40 per light each month. The lower rate could help Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat and Leavenworth secure state funding to cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install energy-saving LED streetlights. The new rate follows an inventory and audit of streetlights in cities served by Chelan PUD. In 2016, The PUD installed test LED streetlights in five Wenatchee neighborhoods and asked residents for feedback. The few responses were neutral to positive. Not only do LED lamps use less power, studies show they increase safety and reduce night sky effects. The next step for the project is to apply state funding available for transportation improvements in smaller cities (less than 5,000 in population). Chelan PUD is working with the cities to develop the application. Once the funding is secured, Chelan PUD will manage the project for the cities in order to receive better pricing. Wenatchee World Article - January 9, 2018 Most of the street lights in Chelan County are High Pressure Sodium. High Pressure Sodium street lights are less efficient and cast an orange, low-quality light. LED (light-emitting diode) street lights are energy efficient, have long life spans, produce superior color and light and may reduce maintenance costs. Sample LED street lights are currently in place in a few Wenatchee neighborhoods. LED street lights can also be found in many other areas around the Wenatchee Valley. Cashmere Street between Lewis and Ferry Streets Methow, Cashmere, Monitor, and Lincoln Streets Washington Street between Wilson and Franklin Streets Miller Street between Bryan and Castlerock Streets Throughout Washington Park The PUD is always open to hearing from the public. You can share your public comments on LED street lights by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (509) 661-4294. Sign up to stay informed about the project via email. Street Lighting FAQ's Expand all Collapse all What are the benefits of LED? Energy efficient Provide cost savings to customer-owners and tax payers as a result of reduced maintenance and energy use Longer life span, requiring less maintenance Provides truer light (better color and light quality) for improved visibility Dark-Sky compliant Increased safety and security Would standardize LED fixtures throughout the county Supports the PUD’s energy conservation targets Why do the new LED fixtures appear to be dimmer? LED fixtures are not dimmer. High Pressure Sodium fixtures typically pool the light underneath the fixture, while LED fixtures are more efficient at delivery and produce an even disbursement of light. When will new LED street lights be installed? Chelan County PUD and the municipalities are tentatively planning to use a contractor to install LED street lights in 2018. Where can I see LED street lights now? LED street lights have already been installed in these locations: Wenatchee – Fifth Street near Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee – West end of the George Sellar Bridge Wenatchee – PUD Headquarters Building parking lot Wenatchee – PUD Warehouse Building on Hawley Street Chelan – All steel-pole lights in Chelan city limits Cashmere – Sunset Highway Sample LED street lights were also installed in the areas listed in the section above Where do I report street light outages in my neighborhood? You can report street light outages or request maintenance on a street light in your neighborhood by emailing email@example.com or calling 509-661-4325. What if I have an area light on my property? An area light is mounted on a PUD-owned wood pole and is paid for by the individual customer it serves. These lights will not be included in the LED conversion project scheduled in 2018. When new street lights go in, what happens to the old ones? When street lights are changed to LEDs, only the head of the light fixture is replaced. The pole and the mast remain intact. The High Pressure Sodium street light heads are removed and will be recycled. Share Chelan County PUD Street Lighting page on Facebook Tweet Chelan County PUD Street Lighting page Share Chelan County PUD Street Lighting page on LinkedIn"