Regional Streetlight Procurement Program (RSLPP)

LED streetlights, traffic signals, and exterior lighting present an excellent opportunity for municipalities to reduce energy use and operating costs while improving public safety. DVRPC’s Regional Street Lighting Procurement Program (RSLPP) pools the decision-making and purchasing power of municipalities so that they can confidently and cost effectively access the resources needed to complete an LED street and exterior lighting project. Municipal participants benefit from reduced product and labor pricing, a common step-by-step program timeline, access to financing, if needed, and technical and legal assistance in designing and implementing projects.

DVRPC launched the first round of RSLPP in 2015, resulting in LED streetlight conversion projects across 35 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania. You can learn more about the 2015 RSLPP here.

A second round of the RSLPP was launched in 2018 and is currently underway. A Fact Sheet highlighting the second round of RSLPP can be found by clicking the image to the right. In Round 2, 27 additional municipalities in southeastern PA completed LED streetlight and outdoor lighting conversion projects. Overall Round 2 benefits and metrics can be found in the RSLPP Fact Sheet. For this round, DVRPC managed a Design-Bid-Build process on behalf of participants to enable project development and construction. To do this, DVRPC ran solicitations for a Design Services Professional and leveraged those services to contract with the program’s manufacturersdistributor, and installer.

A third Round of the RSLPP was launched in September 2021. 11 municipalities are going through the Design-Bid-Build process, leveraging the program structure and contracts from Round 2.

RSLPP - Program Results to Date

61

municipalities

~40,000

streetlights converted

$26.6

million net savings over 20 years

8,430

metric tons of CO2 emissions saved annually

18.7

million kilowatt hours saved annually

Project Details
MunicipalityCountyNumber of
Streetlights
20 Year Savings
Ambler BoroughMontgomery477$282,358
Aston TownshipDelaware798 $552,154.19
Bensalem TownshipBucks3,453 $729,071.21
Brookhaven BoroughDelaware533 $326,371.73
Buckingham TownshipBucks248 $132,611.94
Cheltenham TownshipMontgomery3,225 $3,126,381.05
City of ChesterDelaware3,693$3,114,136
Collegeville BoroughMontgomery403$137,016
Collingdale BoroughDelaware435 $318,114.84
Colwyn BoroughDelaware156$47,033
Darby BoroughDelaware593 $367,379.91
East Lansdowne BoroughDelaware109 $58,351.01
East Marlborough TownshipChester332$104,895
Eddystone BoroughDelaware490$190,829
Glenolden BoroughDelaware385 $167,286.18
Hatfield TownshipMontgomery916 $163,962.53
Haverford TownshipDelaware1057$366,964
Ivyland BoroughBucks96$23,915
Jenkintown BoroughMontgomery368 $348,954.00
Kennett Square BoroughChester436 $169,812.82
Langhorne Manor BoroughBucks109$37,898
Lansdale BoroughMontgomery2,621 $2,119,215.67
Lansdowne BoroughDelaware606 $324,071.86
Limerick TownshipMontgomery291$610,703
Lower Gwynedd TownshipMontgomery157($9,602)
Lower Moreland TownshipMontgomery499 $140,607.74
Lower Pottsgrove TownshipMontgomery100 $228,857.71
Malvern BoroughChester208$513,039
Marcus Hook BoroughDelaware287 $320,893.23
Media BoroughDelaware445 $457,996.67
Middletown TownshipBucks4,756 $1,147,897.77
Millbourne BoroughDelaware91 $57,047.63
Montgomery TownshipMontgomery3333($1,543)
Morton BoroughDelaware176 $131,236.36
Narberth BoroughMontgomery458$872,169
New Britain TownshipBucks270 $587,534.63
New Garden TownshipChester436$301,118
New Hope BoroughBucks361 $68,993.68
Newtown BoroughBucks181 $142,980.34
Newtown TownshipDelaware1,204 $83,934.42
Norristown BoroughMontgomery2075$1,107,171
North Wales BoroughMontgomery260$33,258
Oxford BoroughChester336$225,150
Penndel BoroughBucks171$58,668
Phoenixville BoroughChester1,128 $909,311.84
Rockledge BoroughMontgomery297$112,150
Rutledge BoroughDelaware68 $34,799.49
Schwenksville BoroughMontgomery75 $26,362.94
South Coatesville BoroughChester108$15,514
Springfield TownshipMontgomery1,193 $534,323.15
Towamencin TownshipMontgomery97 $91,676.00
Trainer BoroughDelaware352$154,555
Trappe BoroughMontgomery246$99,090
Tredyffrin TownshipChester4024$1,256,772
Tullytown BoroughBucks440$860,196
Upper Dublin TownshipMontgomery2,107 $824,730.47
Upper Moreland TownshipMontgomery2901$580,905
Uwchlan TownshipChester91 $(180.32)
Warrington TownshipBucks1,539 $268,109.57
West Brandywine TownshipChester82$40,612
Whitemarsh TownshipMontgomery1,865 $749,538.64
Yeadon BoroughDelaware588 $240,621.49

RSLPP Project Map

For More Information

A Best Practices Guide for Multi-Municipal Aggregation Programs: Lessons Learned from DVRPC’s RSLPP

This guide [2.3 MB pdf] includes the best practices and lessons learned from DVRPC’s Regional Streetlight Procurement Program (RSLPP). This guide provides step-by-step information that will assist regional and multi-government groups with developing and implementing a multi-local government / aggregation procurement and implementation program, specifically for LED streetlight conversions.

Energy Efficient Traffic Signals and Streetlights Municipal Implementation Tool (MIT)

DVRPC produced a short, easy-to-read booklet that provides an overview of the key opportunities for streetlight and traffic signal retrofits, and provides information on where to go for additional resources and funding opportunities.

U.S. DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium collects, analyzes, and shares technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations. The Consortium also provides an objective resource for evaluating new products on the market intended for street lighting applications. DVRPC encourages all municipalities in the region to become a member of the consortium.

Elizabeth CompitelloManager, Sustainable Energy
Air Quality Partnership

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