A project is underway to replace the lighting at the Beluga Power Plant with more-efficient LED lighting. Beluga personnel are conducting the relamping of the plant, machine shop, warehouse, and mechanic shop buildings.
As the plant was approaching end-of-lifecycle lighting needs, the Beluga employees took the initiative to calculate the energy savings from replacing existing lighting with LED lights. The project is expected to have a payback period of about 1.6 years. The new LED bulbs are more efficient, using approximately 80 percent less power than the older fixtures. In addition to lower costs, the new lighting also provides better overall illumination, enhancing visibility, and providing a safer work environment at Beluga.