Suffolk County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED versions.
SCC and Bouygues E&S say they have joined forces with the aim of reducing energy, minimising light pollution, bringing down ongoing maintenance costs for the Authority and providing the best value to residents. SCC expects to reduce its annual electricity costs on these assets by around 76%, saving more than £1.7 million a year.
The upgrade of the lighting system will include a further rollout of SCC’s central management system which will allow lights to be switched on or off and dim individual or groups of lights. This smart technology will increase the control the Authority has over its power consumption which will further reduce costs. The system will also automatically flag any lights that are not working which reduces the need for night-time inspections.
Bouygues Energies & Services Sales Director, Matt Fitzpatrick said, “After a successful mobilisation period, where local people from within Suffolk make up the majority of our new team, we are excited about starting this large-scale LED street lighting upgrade and being a pivotal partner for the Authority in reducing its carbon emissions.”
(Picture – Bouygues E&S)