On February 2, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources designated North Andover as a Green Community. With the designation, North Andover received a grant in the amount of $169,390. The funds have been used to purchase 2 all electric vehicles and a charging station located at Town Hall and replacing the cafeteria and exterior lighting at the Middle School with more energy efficient LED lighting. The remaining funds will be used to hire a consultant to prepare an audit for converting all town owned streetlights to LED lighting.
The streetlight LED project is estimated to cost $457,500.00; however, after incentives from National Grid and grants from both Green Communities and the DOER's LED Streetlight Retrofit Program, the town's net cost is estimated to be $263,538.00, for which the Town will be applying for additional grant monies through the Green Community Competive Grant program. The LED Streetlight Project is expected to be completed by December 2018.
Click here to read an article in The Eagle Tribune about North Andover's Green Community Designation.
Click here to read the full press release from Governor Baker's office.