Streetlights Stakeholder Symposium
Best Practices in LED Streetlight Conversion and Lighting Control Projects
October 16-17, 2017
Denver, CO

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Overview

In recent years, LED streetlight and controls have become advantageous for smart city and energy efficiency initiatives. Deployment of connected streetlights is also viewed as a cutting-edge application in utility and city executives’ agenda for long-term revenue generation. However, street lighting is typically one of the largest utility bills that Cities and Towns pay. Many have heard of the savings associated with LED technology but most utilities don’t offer an LED option and those that do seem to offer little savings. Thus, realizing cost benefit from streetlight investment has always been a challenge to owners.

EUCI’s Streetlights Stakeholder Symposium is a unique opportunity for all decision-makers and engineers involved in LED streetlighting projects to come together and delve into discussion about streetlight successful ownership models, rates, regulations, financial analysis, maintenance, and technology considerations. The primary objective of this symposium is to provide a rare and inspiring opportunity to discuss and find solutions to issues that specifically target the needs of lighting professionals, energy and efficiency program managers from utility, municipalities and all other stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine various stakeholder perspectives on streetlight cost recovery, ownership and maintenance strategies
  • Integrate LED streetlighting infrastructure efficiently to your smart city development plan
  • Achieve more energy and cost saving with key lessons learnt from early adopters of LED conversion and retrofit projects
  • Harness smart control enabled LED lighting technology in your long-term energy efficiency strategies

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 0.9 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

 

Instructional Methods

Panel discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used at this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Agenda

Monday, October 16, 2017

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Registration


1:30 – 1:45 p.m. :: Welcome & Opening Remarks by Chairperson

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Keynote Address – Realize Cost Savings, Add Value  and Build Collaborative Stakeholder Relationships with LED Street Lights

When did street lights in your jurisdiction become some of your most valuable infrastructure assets?  Street lights are now the preferred structural choice for achieving energy and carbon reduction savings, and the value added by public safety, public service and private sector attachments – and so much more.  Learn about municipal ownership and conversion practices, and discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with investor owned utilities (IOUs) to build relationships that benefit all – local governments, members of the public and utility companies.

Jean A. Bonander, Executive Director, The California City-County Street Light Association (CALSLA)


2:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Stakeholder Panel Discussion – True Costs of LED Streetlight Conversion and Challenges

This panel will look at the true cost of LED lighting and cost recovery strategies, utility vs municipality ownership from various stakeholder perspectives and discuss collaborative strategies. The panel experts shall also explore future potential revenue generation opportunities for streetlight owners, leveraging EV charging infrastructure dispersed throughout the city.  We will look at New England where legislative action has allowed cities and towns to take over the streetlights. Georgia Power & Xcel Energy will share their perspective and discuss their effort as one of the few major utilities to convert their system to LED technology.  Lastly, we will look at the situation in Colorado.

Moderator:

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC

Panelists:

Bob Schommer, LED Program Manager, Xcel Energy

Gary Agron, Manager, Engineering Division, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power

Jean A. Bonander, Executive Director, The California City-County Street Light Association (CALSLA)

Leora Radetsky, Research Scientist, The Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nancy Clanton, President, Clanton Associates

Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Business Unit Manager, Georgia Power Company

Wayne S. Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Stakeholder Panel Discussion – True Costs of LED Streetlight Conversion and Challenges (Contd.)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Q&A and End of Day 1


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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


8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Opening Remarks by Chairperson

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC


8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: Xcel Energy – Benefits of Working Together with Municipalities     

Xcel Energy has major LED street lighting projects underway across their service territory. Bob will convey Xcel’s reasoning for these projects, upfront capital costs, ROI and environmental benefits, timeline of their five-year replacement plan, and their experiences working with key public stakeholders to cut costs, be more efficient, implement better lighting, and benefit customers.

Bob Schommer, LED Program Manager, Xcel Energy


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: Moving Georgia Power’s Outdoor Lighting into the 21st Century

Mr. Hutto will present an overview of Georgia Power’s transition from traditional HID roadway and area lighting to LED lighting with smart controls.  The presentation will cover topics what Georgia Power is doing, driving factors, tariff challenges, progress, and lessons learned.  Georgia Power owns and operates approximately 900,000 regulated and unregulated street and area lights in the state of Georgia.  As of mid-2017, Georgia Power has converted over 200,000 roadway lights to LED lights with smart controls and nearly 200,000 area lights to LED.  GPC plans to convert the majority of its lighting fleet to LED by 2020.

Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Business Unit Manager, Georgia Power Company

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Tale of Four Cities (Anchorage, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle)

  • Visibility research results on streetlighting
  • Subjective evaluations
  • Variables: CCT, light level, HPS vs LED

Nancy Clanton, President, Clanton Associates


11:30 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m. :: Lessons Learned in LED & Control Procurement – Selecting Technology Vendor, Developing Specifications and Real-Life Testing of Technology

This presentation will look at the pros and cons of various approaches to completing a LED conversion and the most common mistakes.  It will take you from the concept phase to a completed project providing lessons learned from over 200K converted lights in over 100 communities and 13 states. It will look at different approaches depending on the size of the project from 70 lights to over 100K lights.

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:30 – 2:15 p.m. :: Municipal Light & Power, Municipality of Anchorage – Striking a Balance Between Safety, Energy Efficiency and “Dark Skies”

  • How the municipality realized $260,000 annual cost savings
  • Pros and cons of controls integration
  • Factors considered in procurement and vendor selection

Gary Agron, Manager, Engineering Division, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power


2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  :: City of Falmouth Maine – Successful Partnerships to Reduce Streetlights Annual Costs

  • Costs to Lease and risk of high costs faced
  • Considerations in the design process – Color temp
  • Focus areas during transition process
  • Cost recovery plan and estimates

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC

Co-Authored by Nathan Poore, Town Manager, Town Council, Falmouth Maine

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: City of Harrisburg – Combining Controls with LED Streetlight Conversion Project

Despite becoming the default combination in many developed countries, installing controls in tandem with LED streetlight conversion remains relatively rare in the US.  Wayne will present an overview of Harrisburg’s recently completed controls and LED streetlight 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 streetlighting along with Harrisburg’s aspirations and predictions for the future.

Wayne S. Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg


4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Harnessing the Effective Use of Light – What’s Further Possible with LED Lighting?

LEDs have been shown to be a practical technology for street lighting, but many questions about community responses to LEDs and the proper ways to define performance still exist. This presentation will discuss recent research findings related to new form factors for efficient and visually effective lighting, especially at crosswalks and novel roadway types such as roundabouts; perceptions of brightness and personal security under different LED spectra; glare from high-brightness LED sources; light pollution and trespass; and health concerns about LED lighting, such as those expressed by organizations like the American Medical Association (AMA). This presentation will help illustrate how LED lighting can be shaped and developed in the future to address these issues through evidence-based lighting metrics that will help communities meet their needs for safety and economic development through effective LED lighting solutions.

Leora Radetsky, Research Scientist, The Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

5:00 – 5:05 p.m. :: Closing Remarks By Chairperson and End of Symposium

 

Workshop

LED Streetlight Financial Analysis & Risk Management

Monday, October 16, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

Does conversion of your streetlights to LED’s make sense to you?  The answer to this question begins with an understanding of the process of analyzing costs and savings.  We will examine this process in detail, beginning with a look at typical streetlighting tariffs, system auditing, lighting design, LED costs, installation costs, considerations to minimize risk, and project financing.  We will also review the current state of available innovative technology and pros and cons of each technology that should be considered when choosing your optimum solution.

Agenda

  • Project management approaches and financing models that have worked
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Return on investment analysis
  • Internal rate of return
  • Time value of money
  • Cost allocation method

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply framework of financial statement analysis
  • Review LED tariffs and source the right vendors
  • Carry out the process of analyzing costs and savings of LED streetlights conversion project
  • Conduct risk management and apply project financing techniques

Instructor

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC

George has been consulting since 2001 and during that time he had assisted over 100 communities with the acquisition of their streetlights, completed energy efficiency improvements to streetlighting in 13 states and 2 countries, and assisted 27 communities with traffic signal energy efficiency conversions. He has assisted both Maine and Rhode Island with legislation to permit community acquisition of their streetlights and is serving as an expert witness on both street lighting tariffs and street lighting matters in several states.  These include the State Assembly in NY, with Penn Futures in PA along with the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities and State Association of Boroughs, the Senate in Maryland, the league of Cities in NC. 

In addition, he is currently assisting 27 communities in a collaborative program in Rhode Island and supporting the Mid Hudson Streetlight Consortium in NY funded by NYSERDA with acquisition and LED conversions.  He also serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 136 Outdoor Lighting Committee.

He was a municipal power company director for the sixth largest city in Kentucky and instituted demand management programs reducing power costs by over 24%. Worked as a Public Works Director following retirement from the Army in Lexington Massachusetts during which time he wrote the Legislation permitting Cities and Towns to own their street lights and received three State Awards. He is a licensed energy broker in Massachusetts and has completed over forty energy supply contracts for either electricity or natural gas.

Speakers

Gary Agron, Manager, Engineering Division, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power

Jean A. Bonander, Executive Director, The California City-County Street Light Association (CALSLA)

Nancy Clanton, President, Clanton Associates

Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Business Unit Manager, Georgia Power Company

Wayne S. Martin, City Engineer, City of Harrisburg

Leora Radetsky, Research Scientist, The Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bob Schommer, LED Program Manager, Xcel Energy

George A. Woodbury, President, Light Smart Energy Consulting LLC

Location

The Curtis
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

To reserve your room, please call 1-303-571-0300
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Room Rate:

The room rate is $209.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of October 15 – 16, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to September 25, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

Register

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

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, September 29, 2017
Standard RateAttendees
Streetlights Stakeholder SymposiumUS $ 1195.00 US $ 1395.00

Munis and Coops employees qualify for a reduced rate

Streetlights Stakeholder SymposiumUS $ 995.00 US $ 1,195.00

This event has the following workshops:

LED Streetlight Financial Analysis & Risk ManagementUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and Streetlights Stakeholder Symposium and 1 workshop and pay $2,690.00 per attendee (save $ 195.00 each)
  • Attend the Conference and workshop and pay $1,595.00 per attendee (save $ 95.00 each)

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Cancellation Policy

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 September 15, 2017 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