GMP Installing Smart Streetlights in Rutland

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/03 2014 01:23PM

Updated 04/03 2014 01:26PM

RUTLAND, Vt. - Green Mountain Power is launching a streetlight pilot program in the Northwest section of Rutland. 

Green Mountain Power says they are installing energy efficient streetlights with intelligent controls. The company is also installing 41 solar panels on utility poles.

A press release says this new technology will alert Green Mountain Power when the lights fail or aren't working properly. 

“These lights should give us instantaneous notification if a failure occurs, allowing us to repair or replace it immediately,” Green Mountain President and CEO Mary Powell said.  “That will mean less down time, more continuous streetlighting, and improved customer service.”

The new lights will produce whiter lights and use 70% less energy.

Once the project is complete, Green Mountain Power says they will meet with city officials to see if additional lights need to be installed to improve public safety.

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