Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says Louisiana taxpayers could potentially save millions of dollars if electric companies and cities convert to new energy-efficient, environmentally friendly streetlights.
“New technology such as LED light fixtures can provide better quality light while requiring much less energy and maintenance,” Campbell said.
Campbell is proposing that the PSC conduct a comprehensive review of streetlight technology used across Louisiana and commission-approved streetlight rates charged to cities.
Campbell said the review would estimate how much cities could save by converting to LED lights or other new fixtures that use less power and last longer.
“Cities typically pay for streetlights based on