“The Georgia Ports Authority values our partnership with Musco Lighting and rely on their expertise in providing reliable and cost-effective solutions to our lighting needs.”
— Christopher Novack PE
Senior Director of Engineering & Facilities Maintenance
Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) opened its new inland intermodal facility, Appalachian Regional Port (ARP), in 2018 to serve as a primary rail terminal providing logistical solutions for customers in a four-state region. Committed to establishing ARP as a state-of-the-art facility, GPA wanted the most advanced lighting system possible as a way to create a safer work environment, conserve energy, and avoid creating disruptive glare in the surrounding area. Having worked together on previous successful projects, GPA chose to partner with Musco.
- Workers at ARP gain a safer working environment with appropriate light levels and uniformity delivered to the areas throughout the terminal that are intended to be lighted.
- Areas directly adjacent to ARP, including an observatory, are not affected by spill or glare due to the design and application of the TLC for LED system, achieving exceptional cut off.
- The new system will save GPA nearly $130,000 in operating costs and avoid 630 metric tons of C02 emissions over the next decade, compared to older lighting technology.
- The facility will enjoy reliable, trouble-free performance with the lighting’s system design, which includes Electrical Components Enclosures located near the base of the poles to simplify the process of servicing.
- GPA won’t pay any maintenance costs on the lighting system through the year 2029 with Musco’s long-term warranty covering every part of the system and all labor.