TWG Lighting Committee was formed in January 2019 to address the issues concerning what to do with our aging streetlights?
Since then the committee was able to finalize a deal with Pepco that will convert the bulk of our streetlights (95) to LED bulbs. This will not only reduce our Pepco billing rate going forward but it will extend the life and functionality of our streetlights for at least a few years. Additionally, the TWG Lighting Committee has written and gotten approval for their Master Plan submission that outlines a vision for TWG Lighting needs going forward into the next decade.
This work was done by all the TWG Lighting committee members with a special recognition to Charlie Challstrom whose excellent TWG streetlight inventory and map expedited our work with Pepco! https://bit.ly/3lkxrMC
Though our initial tasks had been successfully completed, and the Lighting Committee could just write a final report and disband, it was decided that we would continue to meet but less often.
Overall, it was felt that the Lighting Committee still had work that could be done in: monitoring the upcoming major tariff that Pepco will be filing; investigating retrofitting our current streetlights with modern attributes; researching and testing alternative lighting for walkways; and developing guidelines for lights to be added or removed.
The next TWG Lighting Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:30pm, 2021. We will be meeting via a Zoom Conference and all are welcome to attend! The Zoom conference information will be shared closer to the meeting.
Questions, ideas or concerns please contact Virginia Quesada at:
301 706-7933 cell. [email protected]