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Elizabeth S. Jacobs
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Nick Wagner
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Sheila K. Tipton
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Utility Annual Report Information > Exterior Lighting Information Report

Pursuant to the 199 IAC 35.15(2), each electric utility shall file with the Board, as part of its annual report, a report stating progress to date in converting company-owned exterior flood lighting to high pressure sodium or lighting of equivalent or higher energy efficiency.  Legislation in 1989 approved the regulation of public utility-owned and city-owned exterior flood lighting.  It states that all newly installed exterior lighting shall be high pressure sodium lighting or lighting with equivalent or better energy efficiency.

The following table shows the status of exterior lighting on December 31, 2012, as reported to the Board in the annual reports:

Type of Utility Fixtures Converted Percent Converted Fixtures Not Converted Total Fixtures
Investor-owned Electric Totals
249,766
96.6%
8,858
258,624

Interstate Power and Light Co.

93,192

95.5%

4,371

97,563

MidAmerican Energy Co.

156,574

97.2%

4,487

161,061

Municipal Electrics

60,693

90.6%

6,301

66,994

Rural Electric Cooperatives

38,730

71.9%

15,113

53,843

The investor-owned and municipal utilities have converted the largest percentage of their fixtures (from 1990 to present), 97 and 91 percent, respectively, whereas, the rural electric cooperatives have converted just 72 percent.  This isn’t a date certain mandate, therefore, the utilities will keep converting their old fixtures as they become worn out.

Exterior Lighting Information
(MS Excel format)
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