Ramos proposes street light switch to solar power PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:09

Councilor Percival Ramos of District II has proposed the conversion of city’s street lights from electricity to solar power mainly to help save expenses on the part of the government.

Ramos’ proposal is contained in a resolution he initiated and approved by the City Council recently requesting the General Services Office through the Office of the City Mayor to study the possibility of converting all street lights to include traffic lights in city streets from electric power to solar power.

Based on record, Ramos said, the City Government spends roughly P3.5 million a month or P40-50million a year for electric bills for street lights alone.

“This program will be beneficial to the city and its constituents. Aside from saving P3.5 million a month or more or less P40-50 million a year that the city is paying for electric bills, the streets of the city will also be lighted during the night even if the grid or Zamcelco is brownout,” Ramos pointed out.

The traffic lights will also be working night and day, according to the two-term councilor from Talon-talon.

Ramos proposes that the GSO conversion program be included in the preparation of the 2015 Executive Budget of the City.

Earlier, Councilor Vincent Paul Elago has proposed the change of the present street lights to LED lights which is more economical in terms of power consumption.

Ramos said his proposal would be supplemental to Elago’s initiative to change existing street lights to LED lights. — SEC