Province Releases Draft LED Roadway Lighting Regulations for Public Comment Energy

On April 25, the province issued a media release asking for public input into draft regulations on LED lighting for all roads and highways in Nova Scotia.

The draft regulations are now available for a 30-day public comment period.

The regulations provide the timeline for conversion by Nova Scotia Power and municipalities to lighting that meets the internationally-recognized LED standard. All roadway lighting in the province will be converted to LED lighting by June 30, 2019. Municipalities have one year from the date the amended regulations take effect to file a report with the minister outlining how the conversion to LED street lighting will take place.

Nova Scotia Power must meet four incremental timelines to achieve 100 per cent conversion between 2013 and 2019, while municipalities must achieve 75 per cent conversation by June 30, 2017 and 100 per cent by June 30, 2019.

The regulations were drafted by the Department of Energy after consulting with the LED Working Group that includes representatives from Halifax Regional Municipality, Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, Efficiency Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power.

The regulations are available at www.gov.ns.ca/energy/public-consultation/.