Corona Receives $880,000 Rebate Check From SCE For Conservation Efforts
Corona, Ca – On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Corona City Council Meeting, Southern California Edison (SCE) presented the City of Corona’s Maintenance Services Department with a rebate check for $881,844.95 for rebates earned through the Citywide LED Street Light Retrofit.
Corona’s Maintenance Services and Public Works Departments worked together to replace approximately 8,000 inefficient, high pressure sodium street lights with new LED street lights, as well as install a lighting control system that allows for proactive maintenance and demand of the lights. Under a tight deadline, staff worked closely with contractors and partner agencies to complete the four-phase project on deadline. The street light retrofit project qualified the city for a rebate incentive from SCE that covered just over 20 percent of the overall project costs.
“Projects like this help to ensure that the City’s infrastructure is working at all times for our residents, which is our main mission,” said Maintenance Services Director Tom Moody. “The new lighting control system helps us to achieve added savings through dimming and scheduling features, as well as helping us to improve service by identifying lights that need service before a resident reports it. Plus, the City and our residents benefit from reduced expenses – we’ve seen a 35 percent reduction in SCE bills.”
“A huge thank you to our incredibly hard-working staff, whose commitment and dedication made this project possible,” said City Manager Darrell Talbert. “We also thank our partnering agencies, Southern California Edison and Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) for helping Corona achieve better short and long-term energy savings and demand reduction which results in greater savings and efficiencies for our citizens.”