Presentation by Don Lepard, President, Global Green Lighting Systems
Presentation by Andre Gist, President, Manufacturing Industrial Group; Eric Haugaard, Director of Product Development, Cree Lighting; Jason Bourgoyne, Director of Event Services & Operations, Knoxville Convention Center
Presentation by Ken Currie, Director, Tennessee Tech Industrial Assessment Center
Presentation by Sally Sawyer, LEED AP, Wilmot Inc.
The Tax Incentives Assistance Project provides consumers and businesses with resources and information to take advantage of existing federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies. For more information, visit www.energytaxincentives.org.
LEDs are emerging as the technology of choice for street lighting, due to their decreased kW use, improved quality of light, dimmability, and minimal maintenance requirements. Furthermore, the cost of LEDs has significantly declined in recent years, with some jurisdictions realizing payback periods of less than 5 years.
On April 11, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs and Clean Energy Solutions hosted a free webinar for local jurisdictions, local cooperatives, and utility boards to learn about and discuss the challenges and solutions associated with financing an LED street lighting conversion. This webinar provided information on how to:
- Compare the cost and quality of LED technologies;
- Calculate projected kWh and maintenance savings; and,
- Facilitate tariff modifications that produce economic benefits for both the local jurisdiction and the local utility provider.
This webinar also introduced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, which offers free technical assistance to participating jurisdictions.
To view the slides that were used during the webinar, click on the following two links:
To view and listen to a recording of the webinar, click here:
Presentation by Donald Fugh, Executive Sales Engineer, Schneider Electric
Presentation by Gary Feather, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing LED Lighting, Sharp