|Streetlight Conversion Program|
In May 2011 the Nova Scotia Government passed the “Province of Nova Scotia Energy Saving Roadway Lighting Act.” In essence what this means is that all highway light fixtures in the province must be converted to new Light Emitting Diode technology over the next few years. This is a new energy efficient lighting technology that is intended to provide a significant reduction in power costs and in greenhouse gas emissions over the lifetime of the fixtures.
Municipalities like ours have been given the option of continuing on a status quo basis, and letting NSPI own, operate and maintain all the streetlights in our Municipality, or to take ownership and responsibility for the acquisition, conversion and maintenance of these L.E.D. fixtures ourselves.
Our Council has recently taken the decision that it would be in our best interest to opt to own our own L.E.D. streetlights. In the coming months staff will be putting together the detailed plan for making this transition and meeting the government legislated conversion requirements.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition period.
To view the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth Street Lighting Policy, click here.