(Cumming, GA) Sawnee EMC will soon begin a streetlight conversion project at certain locations throughout the City of Johns Creek. Crews will be converting select high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with new, energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting as a part of a proactive undertaking, scheduled to begin around the first week in December.
According to Sawnee EMC Vice President of Member Services, Blake House, “We are looking forward to working with the City of Johns Creek to implement this newer, more efficient, streetlight technology, which is not only more energy efficient, but also should result in fewer non-working streetlights for the residents of the city to enjoy.”
The streetlight upgrade should increase reliability and reduce ongoing maintenance while allowing for more light to be emitted onto streets and sidewalks. Weather permitting, the Sawnee EMC streetlight conversion project should be completed within approximately one (1) month and prior to the end of the year.
“We see the new LED streetlights as a measurable safety improvement to aid drivers, bikers, and pedestrians with improved visibility thanks to a wider and more consistent light pattern,” said Chris Haggard, Public Works Director for the City of Johns Creek. “The efficiency and longer life of the LED lighting provide fewer outages which ultimately reduces maintenance and repairs over time.”
It should be noted that during this project, only the City of Johns Creek streetlights along public streets will be converted. Sawnee EMC lights on private property, inside neighborhoods or along private streets will not be impacted by this project.
Sawnee EMC members interested in converting their streetlights to new LED fixtures should contact Sawnee’s Customer Call Center at 770-887-2363, by text 678-999-8124, or by email at email@example.com.
About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 187,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $837 million, with energy sales of approximately 4.0 billion kWh and annual revenue of $411 million. With a team of approximately 370 dedicated professionals and over 11,600 miles of distribution line, Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…
“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.