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FortisAlberta greenlighted for LED streetlight conversions in over 130 communities

May 23, 2017 - FortisAlberta says it has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to proceed with LED streetlight conversions in more than 130 communities within its service territory.


May 24, 2017
By Anthony Capkun

(The initial application to convert existing streetlights under the LED Streetlight Conversion program was made in April 2016, says the utility; at that time, six communities [including Canmore, Crowsnest Pass, Devon, Okotoks, St. Albert and Wetaskiwin] underwent conversions.)

FortisAlberta says the LED technology being installed will produce a “warmer light, resulting in minimal blue light exposure”. The fixtures are Dark Sky-friendly with zero uplight. Conversions are expected to take place starting the end of May and will continue over the next year.