PPA Teams Up With PHL Airport for $121,742.30 PECO Energy Rebate
(PHILADELPHIA) — Officials from the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) joined PECO at a ceremonial check presentation in recognition of the PPA’s completion of the first phase of its energy-efficiency Arrivals Road Project at the airport.
After installing 1,400 new energy-efficient LED lights along the entire length of the Arrivals Road at the airport, the PPA was eligible for a $121,742.30 rebate under PECO’s Smart Equipment Incentives. In addition to the rebate, the LED lights will save the PPA an estimated $120,000 a year in energy and maintenance costs.
In accepting the check, PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said, “The PPA has embarked on a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative aimed at reducing costs and saving energy in our seven garages at PHL, as well as our three Center City garages. We will be replacing all existing lights with new LED technology over the next few years.”
The Philadelphia Parking Authority operates seven garages with nearly 12,000 indoor parking spaces and another 7,000 outdoor spaces in their economy lot at the airport. There are almost 9,000 lights in the seven garages and additional lights in the Economy lot.
“All of these old, inefficient and costly lights must be – and will be replaced, Along with today’s $121,742.30 rebate, the installation of these 1,400 new LED lights will result in an annual savings of $120,000.00,” Fenerty said.
“We plan to replicate this type of energy efficiency and cost savings in our three city center garages as well,” Fenerty said.
“By changing our lighting systems to LED technology, we reduce our demand on electrical power,” said Chellie Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport. “This is one of a number of initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.”
“From parking garage and parking lot lighting, to the installation of new LED lights – this work is significant,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “I want to congratulate the Philadelphia Parking Authority and Philadelphia International Airport for their commitment to sustainability and ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency.”
The PPA owns and operates the parking garages at Philadelphia International Airport under a lease and license agreement with PHL.