Local government officials know that street lighting is one of the largest monthly electric expenses they pay. Utilities charge a flat rate for unmetered street lighting, which varies for each unit depending on the lamp wattage and type, fixture style, type of pole, and ownership. There are SO many factors that come into play when it comes to street lighting cost and subsequent billing that it could require a full-time team to keep up with it.
Can you even imagine keeping track of “several square miles” of street lighting?
Not to mention, fifty to a hundred sure miles??
Do you “really think” the utility company is accurately tracking something of this size and scope
Just do the math….