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National Grid Supports City of Ogdensburg’s Streetlight Transition

Jul 01, 2024 - 10:26 AM


Upstate NY

Clean Energy



PICTURED: Travis Glazier (center), National Grid customer and external affairs manager, presents a check for $53,345 to City of Ogdensburg Director of Public Works Shane Brown and Interim City Manager Andrea Smith. 

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. – When a municipality makes the choice to convert streetlights to LED bulbs, it’s not just making an environmentally conscious decision, but one that will save residents and taxpayers money in the long term. National Grid supported one such conversion in the City of Ogdensburg by providing more than $53,000 in incentives to replace nearly 1,000 streetlights.

Upgrading high-pressure sodium bulbs and lights to new, energy efficient LED bulbs and luminaires will help the city save nearly 433,500 kilowatt-hours in electricity annually and reduce their energy bills.

LED streetlights have a longer lifespan and use less energy than legacy HPS systems, creating a high return on investment for local governments. LED bulbs have a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, more than four times the length of a sodium bulb. Newer LED fixtures also use about one-fifth of the energy as a HPS bulb, lowering upfront energy costs.

The lights also can be illuminated instantaneously, activating without a warm-up period, and shine their light downward to street-level, which reduces upward light pollution and restores the nighttime environment and habitats.

National Grid’s LED Streetlight Conversion program provides support to municipal governments seeking to upgrade their roadway or decorative streetlights to LEDs. Between 2019 and 2023, we awarded more than $7 million in incentives, replaced more than 130,000 streetlights, and saved more than 57 million kilowatt-hours of energy. Our website includes information about the program and financing options, as well as information about how local governments can purchase streetlights from us.

Energy efficiency programs from National Grid provide technical assistance and financial incentives to offset costs of equipment purchases to reduce energy usage at your facilities and assist you in reaching your sustainability goals. National Grid offers specialized programs for nearly every industry. Contact us at or 1-855-236-7052, or visit to learn more.

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