MUNSTER, Ind. — A northern Indiana utility says its equipping streetlights that it owns in nine cities this year with more energy efficient technology.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s says it plans to add light-emitting diode, or LED, lights to 42,000 streetlights by the year 2022. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2v4y5TE ) that about 7,200 streetlights will be upgraded this year in East Chicago, Hebron, Highland, Kouts, Munster, Schererville, Valparaiso, Wheatfield and Whiting.

NIPSCO previously had a pilot program to replace the streetlights and last year started replacing all of its old fixtures with LED lighting. Valparaiso City Administrator Bill Oeding says the city expects the new lighting to save the city about $80,000 a year.

NIPSCO has 821,000 natural gas customers and 468,000 electric customers across the northern third of Indiana.


Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com