Metro Moore County and DREMC partner for LED streetlight upgrade

Metro Moore County and DREMC partner for LED streetlight upgrade

Metro Moore County and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) recently partnered to complete a full LED streetlight upgrade of the community.

For the 6,400 residents of Metro Moore County, this upgrade provides brighter, more efficient streetlighting—improving safety and lowering the county’s electric bill.

“Through great partnerships like this, DREMC is happy to assist in making important improvements to the communities we serve,” said Scott Spence, President and CEO of DREMC. “We’re pleased to be part of this solution and appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with the leadership of Metro Moore County.”

DREMC provided the labor and materials for the upgrade, eliminating any upfront expense for the community. The extended lifespan of 15 to 20 years for the bulbs results in less maintenance and reduced need for bulb replacement, while also achieving an approximate 30% reduction in energy use.

“The square and surrounding neighborhoods look fantastic after dark,” said Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis. “I am very impressed with the installation of all of the lights and look forward to the future savings. I’m thankful DREMC could provide the latest and greatest for our citizens.”

Metro Moore County joins several communities in the DREMC service footprint making the switch to LED. Recently, DREMC converted the streetlights in Normandy and is set to begin work in the town of Huntland later this year.

DREMC continues to partner with interested towns and cities with whom they have an existing relationship to achieve LED streetlight conversions.

For more information, please contact Chip Pinion, DREMC Electrical Engineer, at 931-680-5849.