FortisTCI Leeward Highway LED Streetlight Conversion Project Completed

CUSTOMER CARE 649-946-4313
Jan 21, 2015

The project consisted of removing High Pressure Sodium Lights and replacing them with the latest LED NXT Series Luminaires manufactured by LED Roadway Lighting LTD. These new streetlights are state-of-the-art and voted “best in class” in 2013. They are also in use around the world in places to include: North America, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Barbados and Puerto Rico, to name a few. 

 

 

 

The benefit of these LED streetlights is that they are energy efficient and will contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions as a result of the reduction in energy consumption. This product has an innovative 20-year design life that meets the highest performance, reliability, and durability standards internationally. Motorists will notice that there is a visible difference in the colour of the lights, changing the traditional amber coloured light with a white light that is brighter and offers more illumination on the roadway.

 

FortisTCI Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Devon Cox said, “We are pleased to see this project come to fruition. It has been a part of our strategic plans for some time now. We conducted substantial research and tests over the last few years with LED lights, strategically placing them in different areas in Providenciales. The NXT series of lights selected are energy efficient, robust mechanical fixtures, designed and tested to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds, salty environments and climates similar to that of the Turks and Caicos Islands.”

 

Led by Superintendent of Lines Walter Wilson, this project was carried out by FortisTCI certified linemen who commenced work on November 5, 2014. Linemen completed the task on January 13, 2015.

 

Notes to Editors:

1) FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. located in Newfoundland, Canada in August 2006. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is the sole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI in August 2012. FTCI is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays, and South Caicos. Together the two companies serve approximately 13,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Utilities have an aggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 75 megawatts. Additional information on FortisTCI can be accessed at www.fortistci.com.

 

2) ) Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, with total assets approaching $25 billion and fiscal 2013 revenue exceeding $4 billion. Its regulated utilities account for approximately 93% of total assets and serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. The Corporation's non-utility investment is comprised of hotels and commercial real estate in Canada. For more information, visit www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.

 

CONTACT:

Allan Robinson
VP, Customer & Corporate Services
FortisTCI Ltd
Tel: 649-946-4313 Ext. 2507
Email: arobinson@fortistci.com