ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY ILLUMINATION LEVELS AND POWER RATE CONTROL STRATEGY{ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND FINAL REPORT

This research has successfully completed the development of a strategy for negotiation and utilization of electric energy for the rural state highway system of Ohio. The study is expected to generate savings to defray its own cost within one month after implementation. A detailed analysis of the energy costs for highway lighting was completed for the Ohio Department of Transportation by the Transportation Systems Division of RESA - Professional Consultants. The study involved an analysis of energy rate structure and trends, an analysis of alternative illumination service levels, and development of general strategies for negotiation and operation. Based on these results, several recommendations for implementation were presented in the format of an operating systems and procedures manual called SUNUP, Strategies for Uniform Negotiation and Utilization of Power for highway lighting. Potential benefits from the proper use of the SUNUP package in the State of Ohio include estimated savings in operating funds for the next biennium well in excess of $500,000.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was ponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation, and conduated in cooperation with FHWA/DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stemmler (RE) and Associates

    527 North Main
    Greensburg, PA  USA  15601

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH  USA  43215

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stemmler, R
    • Scheck, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-10-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-18-75 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 14293(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM