Paramount has partnered with SoCal Edison to upgrade street lights in the City through the utility’s LED program. The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town. This conversion project is at no cost to the City and will lower energy use, produce brighter streets, and increase public safety.
With the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) in place, more such projects are being rolled out to align with the CAP’s goals and objectives.
“The City Council has made clear its desire to enhance environmental initiatives in our community,” said Public Works Director Adriana Figueroa. “The City fully intends to utilize the CAP as a guide for implementation of projects and programs that emphasize sustainability, save energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The LED program began in late 2016 in an effort to help the state achieve its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. SoCal Edison aims to replace roughly 70,000 streetlights with LEDs on an annual basis. Read more about the LED program in this article.
To learn more about Paramount’s CAP projects, visit ParamountEnvironment.org.