Worcester Business Journal – Ameresco secures $18.6M Oregon streetlight project

Framingham energy company Ameresco has secured an $18.6-million energy efficiency project to replace more than 8,000 streetlights in Portland, Ore.

The pilot program is being undertaken for the Oregon Department of Transportation and will replace more than 8,000 high-pressure sodium lighting fixtures with LEDs. The more efficient lights will result in an estimated equivalent of 3,500 metric tons of carbon emissions saved annually.

“We’re very excited to get this project under way in the Portland area because it will reduce carbon emissions, save taxpayers money and improve safety for ODOT maintenance staff,” said Rian Windsheimer, ODOT manager for the Portland area, in a press release. “This project is a win across the board.”

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