Bracebridge goes brighter for cheaper with help from Lakeland Power
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Bracebridge is on track to save about $100,000 a year on lighting costs.
The town has finished a two-year project, upgrading the decorative lighting on the street with energy-efficient LED lights. The Sportsplex has also been upgraded with this efficient lighting. The cost of this final phase was just over $150,000, but working with Lakeland Power, the town was reimbursed over $30,000 through the Save ON energy grant.
Lakeland Power CEO Chris Litschko says since they started offering the Save ON program in 2016, they’ve given back over $500,000 in cash incentives to homes and businesses who are upgrading to energy efficient options.
“Our customers have received cash incentives on top of the energy savings,” says Litschko. “We are pleased to assist them with programs that can reduce their costs.”
The town has installed 975 new streetlights and updated lighting in the lobby, auditorium, gymnastics area, walking track and other parts of the Bracebridge Sportsplex.