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Report: Draft Street Lighting Strategy

14Sep

Report: Draft Street Lighting Strategy

Category: Lighting

Date: 14/09/2011

Public lighting efficiency is a difficult area to gain traction. Many governments have tried to improve the efficiency of street lighting with minimal results. This is because historically action has been limited to small scale funding of projects and short term reports identifying the problems within the public lighting sector. Introduce regulatory measures to phase out the use of energy inefficient HID lighting;Provide communications support to the sector;Deliver replacement programs in each Energy Distribution Business Area;Address financial barriers;The estimated costs to deliver the program over a 3-4 year period are just over $2m plus access to external financing. The overall benefits of the program would include annual energy savings of between $35 and $52m for public lighting customers and greenhouse savings of 400,000 to 635,000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions.These savings would be achieved over a variable timeframe depending on the recommendations in a proposed Regulatory Impact Statement to phase out inefficient HID lighting and the financing support for delivering the projects. At the end of 2014 all aspects of the program should be in place and each region ready to deliver projects on scale.This Strategy seeks to take a different approach and identifies a targeted group of priority actions that if taken together can significantly alter energy use and greenhouse emissions from the provision of street lighting.