City of Pittsburg to Partner with SWEPCO for Downtown Lighting Project
The City of Pittsburg and SWEPCO have teamed up to renovate the lighting in Downtown Pittsburg
Talks of a downtown revitalization have been in progress for the past few years between the City of Pittsburg, Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation, and the Main Street Advisory Board. This past year has brought about a few of these updates such as additional benches downtown and updated trash receptacles.
Most recently, the City of Pittsburg has announced their plans to update the downtown lighting. These updates include replacing the decorative lighting across the rooftops of the businesses downtown with energy-efficient RGB lighting that can be changed remotely for the seasons and holidays.
Making the change from the glass incandescent bulbs to the high-energy LED bulbs also allowed the city to qualify for the SWEPCO Energy Efficiency Incentive which helped to support the project.
“SWEPCO is thrilled to work with The City of Pittsburg on their extensive downtown lighting project! By choosing to upgrade to high efficiency LEDs, the city has the potential to be qualified for SWEPCO energy efficiency incentive dollars to help pay for the project. Moving forward, the city will enjoy improved lighting and lower SWEPCO bills, since LEDs use much less energy than the incandescent bulbs that were replaced. Our hope is for the City of Pittsburg to be able to use the funds that would have gone toward their utility bill on other improvement projects.”
-Chelsea Adcock - Cons Programs Marketing Coordinator
Other future plans for the downtown area of Pittsburg include ADA acceptable sidewalks, better pedestrian crossings with updated safety lighting, refreshed green spaces, public bathrooms, a new sound system, and new landscaping with extra electrical and water access outlets.
You can learn more about this lighting project as well as the other downtown revitalization projects online at the City of Pittsburg website: https://www.pittsburgtx.gov/477/Downtown-Revitalization-Project