In this article published in a recent issue of LD+A, Northwestern Energy’s Steven Schmitt describes lessons learned from a four-year project to convert more than 40,000 street and area luminaires from HID to LED.

He writes:

In 2018 my utility, NorthWestern Energy in Montana, embarked on a four-year project to convert over 40,000 street and area lights from HID to LED. We started with a simple approach: find LED lights equivalent in form factor and light output to our existing lights and replace just the fixture head. We soon found out, there was more to it than that. Here are a few lessons we have learned just over a year into the project.

His advice: work with stakeholders, streamline inventory, review local ordinances, prepare for the technology to change, and think ROI.

Click here to check it out.