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2019 Outdoor Street Lighting Conference
Best practices in street light design, strategy, deployment, and LED’s
June 3-4, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

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Overview

In recent years, LED street light and controls have become advantageous for smart city and energy efficiency initiatives. Implementation of connected street lights is also viewed as an emerging application in utility and city council executives’ agendas for long-term revenue generation. However, street lighting is typically one of the largest utility bills that municipalities need to pay, averaging about 34% of the city’s budget. Thus, realizing a realistic cost/benefit analysis from street light investment is both important and necessary for good investment and lasting savings.

EUCI offers this 2019 conference as a unique opportunity for all stakeholders involved in LED street lighting projects to come together, network, and discuss relevant topics on pole ownership models, ratemaking, regulations, financial analysis, maintenance and lighting control systems, smart networking, and other IoT technology considerations.

Join us as at this interactive, collaborative, and forward-thinking training opportunity hosted at Georgia Power’s beautiful headquarters in downtown Atlanta!

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an introduction to LED street light and smart grid technology
  • Regional Focus: Chicago’s Smart Lighting project updates
  • Construct a helpful framework for utility billing methodology
  • Identify key strategies other municipalities have used to convert their cities
  • Gain a diverse perspective on LED street lighting from munis, utilities, and consultants
  • Review best practices in LED controls, procurement, and utility tariffs
  • Establish beneficial networks with professional peers in the industry

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used

Agenda

Monday, June 3, 2019

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30  – 8:00 a.m. :: Opening Remarks & Welcome from Atlanta

Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta


8:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Introduction to LED Street Lighting and Deployment Process

Presentation on the strategy, investments, and best practices in efficient street light design and implementation. Highlighted case-studies and contextual advice for service territories around the United States and abroad. This presentation will cover different rate structures, state and federal legislation, field auditing, and effective cost determination.

George Woodbury, President, LightSmart Company

Brian Woodbury, VP of Operations, LightSmart Company

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Case Study – Street Light Analytic Design and Strategy

Following ComEd’s successful smart metering roll-out, the utility began exploring ways to leverage its multi-application IoT network for new applications such as networked street lighting. In 2015, ComEd began extending the use of its mesh IoT network
to support a smart street light pilot for 750 ComEd- owned fixtures in the Chicagoland area. The program equips energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures with Itron’s wireless monitoring and controls, leveraging the same smart grid network infrastructure used to support AMI and DA.

Upon the successful completion of the pilot, ComEd decided to expand the lighting network to 140K ComEd-owned lights and it currently in the early stages of deployment. In this session, ComEd will discuss the benefits and lessons learned from this multi-year street light project, including the following topics:

  • Developing a process for full-scale deployment
  • Expected benefits of intelligent street lights
  • Lessons learned from implementation
  • Maintenance issues to avoid

Gregory Bell, Senior Engineer, ComEd


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Case Study – Operational Management of Street Lighting (through the Central Management Systems)

Georgia Power owns and operates all its street lighting poles to assure quality care and upkeep. This presentation will explore Georgia Power’s connected lighting system and the interoperability of the components that make-up the connected lighting system.  GPC will share best practices to ensure a healthy network of lights, benefits of NLCs to augment current maintenance processes and provide proactive maintenance, and provide customer options to include dimming, scheduling on/off, and TOU billing.

Kevin Fitzmaurice, Smart Services Principal, Georgia Power

Ellen Shannon, CMS Supervisor, Georgia Power

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Smart Street Lighting: The Benefits of Remotely Monitoring and Managing Your Assets

Utility leaders are reframing their expectations for street lighting thanks to the rapid advancement of remote monitoring and management capabilities. As part of their efforts to deploy smart technology, outdoor lighting teams are turning to scalable Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies that will improve service levels by providing granular asset data and actionable insights. During the planning phase, roll out and maintenance of a new LED street lighting network, smart lighting controls can significantly impact the bottom line while enhancing the relationship between utilities and their municipal customers. The session will focus on defining smart street lighting control, provide some guidelines on how to evaluate all the building blocks of a system, as well as measuring ROI using some specific case studies from across the USA.

Susanne Seitinger, Director, Public Sector Marketing, Signify


2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Case Study – Future-Proofing an LED Street Light Project with Smart Controls

Despite becoming the default combination in many developed countries, installing controls in tandem with LED street light conversion remains relatively rare in the US.  Mr. Martin will present an overview of Harrisburg’s completed controls and LED street light conversion project. Wayne’s presentation will follow the course of the project from the initial business case, to the operation of the completed system, and will examine the benefits and technology considerations encountered along the way.  Wayne will discuss how to move beyond pilot projects and demonstrations and share his views on practical, scalable and useful applications of connected street lighting along with Harrisburg’s aspirations and predictions for the future.

Wayne Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg

2:45 – 3:15 pm. :: Networking Break


3:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Ratmaking Panel

This panel will discuss the different payment structures and lighting tariff considerations when rolling out LED. The panel will discuss a few different financial models that apply towards municipally owned and utility owned street lights. The focus is to present a comprehensive look at each different case and present experienced advice on how to set up fair and beneficial rates that comply with the interests of all parties.

Moderator:

Scotty Hutto, Strategy Manager, Georgia Power

Panelists:

Chad Hoopingarner, Senior Director of Strategic Pricing, CPS Energy

Martha Caneja, Manager of Street Lights , Florida Power & Light

Benjamin Deitchman, Policy Analyst, Georgia Public Service Commission


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Beyond Good Intentions: Managing the Balance Between Safety Benefits and Collateral Effects of Street Lighting

Street lighting is installed to improve safety by increasing the visibility of potential hazards, including pedestrians and vehicles. Recent scientific insights into the spectral and absolute sensitives of people to different light sources can be used to evaluate existing and future street lighting installations in terms of visibility benefits and collateral effects, such as glare, circadian disruption and light pollution. Although it is widely assumed that conventional photometric criteria, such as luminance and illuminance, predict visibility, and thereby safety, this is not necessarily true. Visibility-based design criteria should be used instead, and the potential collateral effects associated with glare, circadian disruption and light pollution should also be considered during design.

Street lighting can compromise roadway user safety by producing disability and discomfort glare. Some critics have alleged that LED street lights are a source of circadian disruption. Street lighting also introduces stray light into the atmosphere and can compromise a community’s visual appreciation of the night sky. Importantly, the optical effects can be quantified so that rational discussions can take place within the community about the trade-offs among the safety benefits and collateral effects of street lighting, allowing communities to manage the balance based on data and not merely good intentions.

Leora Radetsky, Research Scientist, Lighting Research Lab

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


Case Study: LED Streetlight Operation and Maintenance After the Storm

Customer protection and streetlight maintenance response quick tools for efficient customer response to outages and downed streetlight poles. This presentation will cover topics that include infrastructure placement, easy communication, and effective support systems to set up for any entity owning street light poles.

Martha Caneja, Manager of Street Lights, Florida Power and Light


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: :: Case Study – Georgia Power Company’s (GPC) Overall LED Roadway Initiative Statewide from Concept to Implementation

Georgia Power has designed, developed, and deployed LED street lighting projects across the state of Georgia. Since 2015, GPC has made a commitment towards replacing approximately 400,000 high intensity discharge (HID) roadway lights with energy efficiency LED fixtures with Networked Lighting Controllers (NLCs). 

This presentation will focus on an overview of the LED Roadway Initiative, evolution of the project, lessons learned, and what’s next after the LED Roadway Initiative.

Jessica Tolley, LED Roadway Manager, Georgia Power

Speakers

Gregory Bell, Senior Engineer, ComEd

Martha Caneja, Manager of Street Lights, Florida Power and Light

Benjamin Deitchman, Policy Analyst, Georgia Public Service Commission

Kevin Fitzmaurice, Smart Services Principal, Georgia Power

Chad Hoopingarner, Senior Director of Strategic Pricing, CPS Energy

Scotty Hutto, Strategy Manager, Georgia Power

Wayne Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg

Leora Radetsky, Research Scientist, Lighting Research Lab

Susanne Seitinger, Director, Public Sector Marketing, Signify

Ellen Shannon, CMS Supervisor, Georgia Power

Jessica Tolley, LED Roadway Manager, Georgia Power

Brian Woodbury, VP of Operations, LightSmart Company

George Woodbury, President, LightSmart Company

Location

 

Georgia Power Headquarters

241 Ralph McGill Blvd NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

 

 

Nearby Hotels

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
(404) 659-2000
0.2 miles from Conference location

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
(404) 521-0000
0.2 miles from Conference location

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
(404) 659-6500
0.4 miles from Conference location

Inn at the Peachtrees an Ascend hotel Collection Member
330 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308
(404) 577-6970
0.4 miles from Conference location

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
866-767-0278
0.4 miles from Conference Location

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown
230 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
(404) 523-7600
0.5 miles from Conference Location

Aloft Atlanta Downtown
300 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308
(678) 515-0300
0.5 miles from Conference Location

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Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

Muni, coop and government employees qualify for a reduced rate

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, May 17, 2019
Standard RateAttendees
2019 Outdoor Street Lighting ConferenceUS $ 1195.00US $ 1395.00

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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before May 03, 2019 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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