BC Hydro - Streetlight Inefficiency

Year
2019
Category
Selected Issues
NCLGA Ref#
R39
UBCM Ref#
B33

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

Whereas BC Hydro owns a significant percentage of streetlights in BC municipalities, especially in smaller communities, and many of these streetlights still use inefficient incandescent technology despite demonstrated energy and cost savings of 50-70 percent with conversion to LED technology;

And whereas local governments are responsible for paying for the ongoing operating cost of BC Hydro-owned street lighting using property tax revenue;

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM urge the provincial government to require BC Hydro to expeditiously replace all streetlights within BC municipalities with LED technology, or provide municipalities with the financial resources necessary to continue paying for the operation of its inefficient streetlights.

North Central Local Government Association