STREET LIGHTING IN ROCHESTER: THE SEARCH FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY AND JOINT DECISION-MAKING

Street lighting is the largest single energy expenditure in Rochester. It is one area for energy conservation in which readily available technology exists that could offer immediate, drastic energy savings. Systematic installation of energy efficient lamps such as high-pressure sodium may result in a 60% decrease in energy required by earlier generation technologies. With the problem and an apparent solution feasible, it is wondered why cities have not completely installed the energy and money conserving systems. Most citizens consider a street lighting system a public service. Mostly they are serviced by a local investor-owned utility. So the service becomes a complex operation, requiring interdependent decision making. These procedures are followed from the early days of street lighting in Rochester to the present structure. It demonstrates that in this period of strain placed upon ingrained interinstitutional relationships, citizen disenchantment, rising costs, competing priorities for both utility and municipal capital; it is exceedingly complex and difficult for the municipality to replace the old with new innovative organizational structures. (ERA citation 03:043206)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University Research Corporation

    P.O. Box 26, University Station
    Syracuse, NY  USA  13210

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, D D
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Pagination: 40 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-4044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM