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CSU begins installation of Automated Street Light Monitoring System
System will provide better service to utility customers
Posted Date: 5/4/2009 3:00 PM

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PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE                                 Media Contact:

May 4, 2009                                     Timothy Crabb, Assistant Director of Electric Utilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Phone: (979) 764-3439; Email: tcrabb@cstx.gov  

CSU begins installation of Automated Street Light Monitoring System

System will provide better service to utility customers

College Station, TX- On April 14th, the City of College Station’s Electric Department began the installation of an Automated Street Light Monitoring System. The City chose ROAM, a division of Acuity Brands Technology Services, Inc., as the provider for this project.

Phase 1 of the installation will be complete by the first week of May and will include about 2,000 lights along major thoroughfares. Phase 2 of the installation will follow in October and will complete the City’s system of about 5,000 lights.

The system will provide street light outage information, system diagnostics, and will allow for controlling “on-off” times for the lights. In accordance with the City’s “Green College Station” initiative, this system will provide energy savings and efficiencies equivalent to taking almost 40 vehicles off the road per year.

“This system is a “win-win-win” opportunity,” said Timothy Crabb, assistant director of electric utilities. “For ROAM, this is the first street light monitoring system to be installed for an entire city in Texas. For the City of College Station, it is a great opportunity to provide better service to our customers while enhancing the operation and efficiency of our street light system. And for our customers, there will be added safety and security while never having to call in another street light outage after the system is complete…..not to mention the fact that the system will pay for itself in less than five years!”

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