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Portland replacing 45K street lights with LEDs

Posted: Updated: Jul 23, 2015 06:01 PM

The city of Portland is saving money and saving energy through a new project, and Portlanders can take advantage of the same savings, too.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is replacing 45,000 street lights with LED lights.

PBOT claims these lights use less energy and last longer, saving money and cutting down on carbon pollution.

The switch is the biggest energy efficiency project in the city of Portland, and crews are halfway done.

When all of the street lights are replaced, PBOT estimates they'll save $1.5 million in energy and maintenance costs every year.

The city is also earning incentives for energy savings. The Energy Trust of Oregon gave them a check for more than $817,000 Thursday.

Homeowners and business owners can also get cash incentives for switching to LED bulbs. To find out how to get the incentives, go to EnergyTrust.org.

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