A special meeting was called last night in Bruderheim to discuss LED lighting in the town.
The Taking Action to Manage Energy program (TAME) is contributing half of what's needed to make the switch.
While Fortis Alberta is swapping out the traditional streetlights for LED's for free, $50,000 will be transferred for the switch-over inside the town's buildings.
Major energy consumers, like the arena, will be changed over first.
Although it seems like a lot of money, in reality, the town will be saving money. It's estimated that the wap will save around $14,000 per year, big money for the town of just over 1,300. It will take 2.3 years to recover the costs of implementing the program.
"It's an excellent deal for Bruderheim," said councillor Pat Lee. "Of course, anything that's going to help save the environment [and keep] energy costs down is a good thing."
The town has 90 days to complete the project once funding is secured.
Council voted to approve the funding transfer unanimously after a quick eight minute discussion.

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