Friday, May 17, 2019

  

PSC approves street lighting sale in Dutchess, Ulster towns

ALBANY – The State Public Service Commission approved requests to sell utility-owned streetlights to the towns of Red Hook and Rosendale.

The municipalities now have the option to take control of street lighting and install their own state-of-the-art energy efficient lights to lower costs to taxpayers and protect the environment.

The Town of Red Hook will purchase 251 streetlights and associated facilities from Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation and Rosendale will purchase 166 streetlights from Central Hudson.

At the same time, the public comment period has ended for Orange and Rockland Utilities’ petition to sell 242 streetlights to the Town of Warwick and their petition to sell 400 streetlights to the Village of Nyack.

PSC Chairman John Rhodes said the agency encourages municipalities to install energy-efficient street lighting. “With each installation, taxpayers directly benefit by lowering municipal expenditures for energy.”

 

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