Georgia Power providing LED lights to city of Stone Mountain at no cost

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The Stone Mountain City Council met on Sept. 19 and announced a city-wide LED lighting installation. 

This project will be done with Georgia Power, who was initially contacted to perform a lighting study for the city. Through negotiations with Councilmember Clint Monroe and city staff, Georgia Power agreed to provide the study, the LED lights themselves, and installation at no cost to the city. 

Georgia Power also agreed to, post-installation, freeze the city’s monthly power bill for these lights, locking the rate in at $6,728.29 per month.

City Manager Darnetta Tyus told the council that Georgia Power was beginning week two of a four-week process of sourcing the lightbulbs and said she would update the council and the public about the progress of the project

Councilmember Monroe said the lights will be brighter (in terms of more lumens provided by the new bulbs), greener and estimated it would save the city $300,000 dollars over the life of the program. 

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