The ECG Group > EPC > City of Middletown, NY
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PROJECT: City of Middletown, NY


  • Middletown, New York
  • Project Size: $12.8 Million
  • Projected Energy Savings (Annual): $1.1 Million
    Reduction in Energy Costs: 43%
  • Completed: In Progress
  • Project Type: Energy Performance, Contract and Street Lighting Evaluation
  • Energy Service Company: Energy Systems Group


As the City’s Owner’s Representative and Engineer of Record, ECG managed the City’s EPC initiative. In this role, ECG assisted with preliminary studies on 15+ buildings, the RFP process, management of the development of the Investment Grade Audit, technical review of the contract, design/permitting/approval, and construction administration. This particular project installed standard Energy Conservation Measures (Lighting, HVAC, Building Envelope, etc) as well as the comprehensive retrofit of 1,400+ High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide street and roadway lighting luminaries throughout the entire City of Middletown to LED technology. The projected savings is $340,000 a year for this measure alone.

Five Examples of 27+ Energy Conservation Measures:

  • Interior & Exterior LED Lighting
  • Traffic and Street Light Systems Upgrade
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Meter Upgrade


The existing water meters installed throughout the City were mechanical and known to slow down and underreport the amount of water being used. The City reading methods required a meter reader to request entry and record the reading. Under the EPC project, the City of Middletown installed a complete Automated Meter Reading and Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) system. This included the complete replacement of every water meter throughout the City with magnetic flow sensing meters, along with base stations mounted atop water towers around the City. These modern meters do not lose accuracy over their lifespan. In addition, the meters automatically report their usage to the base stations which in turn transmit them directly into the City’s billing system. This has virtually eliminated under billing of water usage, in addition to eliminating the need for employees to manually visit over 7,460 metered residences & businesses throughout the City.

The savings will pay for the debt service

“The savings from the project will pay for the debt service. There is no burden
to the taxpayer.”

– Mayor Joseph DeStefano