CITY COUNCIL APPROVES COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC LIGHTING

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC LIGHTING

(PROPOSAL SENT TO STATE CONGRESS.)

 

The plan that Puerto peñasco be the “brightest” city in the state has taken one more step towards this goal after the city council, meeting in full session, unanimously approved an ambitious comprehensive project for public lighting in order to save electricity, whit the intent of lighting more that 90% of the city.

The proposal, once presented and approved by member of the city body, will be sent to the state congress for corresponding review and approval, as appropriate.

During the third ordinary session of the city council, headed up by Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro, the council member authorized the project presented by the director of planning and economic development, of 7,000 lights on an energy saving system.

If this is authorized by the local legislators, the next step will be to begin the tendering process in order to select the best company, with financing negotiations through Banobras.

Mason Muñoz explained the objective in general is to obtain an energy savings of around 60%, which will be reflected in billing, as, according to studies presented, lamps with magnetic induction that they intend to place around  the city consume much less electricity than those  currently in place.

In addition, he furthered, they will double the number of city lights, replacing the 3,792 that exist and acquiring an additional 3,308 lamps, which will cover more than 90% of the urban zone and benefit all sectors of the city.

He explained the project will be self-sufficient, as the current collection for the right of public lighting, which tops 900,000 pesos monthly, would pay 266,000 pesos for the consumption of electricity for the 7,000 new lamps, eliminating the cost of maintenance while begin able to cover outstanding credit debts with Banobras with monthly payments of 578,000 pesos.

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