County of Grande Prairie: Crosslink County Sportsplex – Lighting Retrofit  

This project was funded through the Recreation Energy Conservation Program

County of Grande Prairie

2023Completion Year

$50,800Project Cost

$22,092.38Cost Savings

$28,707.62MCCAC Funding

1Simple Payback Period

184,103kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

104tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 2.0


As part of the Action Centre’s Recreation Energy Conservation Program, the County of Grande Prairie completed an LED lighting retrofit throughout Crosslink County sportsplex. 

The Crosslink County Sportsplex offers a state-of-the-art recreation complex hosting arena sports, indoor sports, outdoor sports, and indoor track athletics that opened in January of 2013. It also features two NHL-size ice rinks, spectator seating, an indoor fieldhouse, an indoor running track, a workout facility, a concession, a full-service restaurant, one premier-size soccer or football field, three youth soccer pitches, a senior baseball diamond and two softball diamonds. 

The project was commissioned in July 2023. 


The lighting retrofit project included the replacement of 185 T5s with 91 LED highbays. The new LED lamps will provide higher lumen levels at a much lower wattage, thereby reducing the electricity consumption of lighting equipment under the system boundary. 


The lighting retrofit resulted in a reduction of 104 tCO2/year and an annual energy cost saving of $22,092.38/year thus decreasing electricity costs. There is a 50% GHG reduction from the existing system and a 5% reduction facility-wide from the baseline. 

We’re hearing plenty of positive feedback from the public. Brighter, more energy-efficient lights that also reduce our energy consumption is a win-win for our patrons, the facility, the County, and the environment.

Kylee Haining, Sportsplex General Manager 

The County is always looking for ways to be innovative and efficient with energy consumption within our buildings. We appreciate the support of MCCAC to help us replace older technologies and lower our energy consumption.

Bob Marshall, County Council Reeve


Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program