Monday, 27 August 2018 16:38

Parramatta LED project hits halfway

Left to right: Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta; Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson, City of Parramatta; Peter Wilson, Endeavour Energy; and WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali at installation of new LED street light in Parramatta. Left to right: Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta; Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson, City of Parramatta; Peter Wilson, Endeavour Energy; and WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali at installation of new LED street light in Parramatta.

Media release 28th August, 2018

 

The second round of WSROC’s award-winning Light Years Ahead energy efficiency program is well under way with over half of Parramatta’s LED lighting replacement project now complete.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Since the start of the project in November 2017, Endeavour Energy has changed 3741 high-emitting street lights with more efficient LED technology (out of a total of 5,970 lights).

“The new LED lights will reduce energy usage by up to 79 per cent[1] which will see a significant cost savings for the community in the long term.

“Street lighting accounts for around 55 per cent of council energy bills, so they are an obvious focus for energy efficiency upgrades,” he said.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said the initiative was valuable on both an economic and environmental level.

“I’m pleased that City of Parramatta is leading the way as the first council in Western Sydney to commit to changing all its residential street lights to LEDs,” Cr Wilson said.

“Council’s up-front investment of $2.65 million is expected to reduce energy consumption by 36,000 megawatt hours and bring savings of $5.4 million over 20 years (the lifespan of the lights). As a result, it will deliver very real benefits to the entire community,” said Cr Wilson.

President Bali said “This is just the first of several projects under WSROC’s Light Years Ahead Energy Efficiency Initiative. We are currently working with a number of Western Sydney councils to develop business cases for further lighting upgrades, solar installations and energy efficiency measures.

“WSROC is also working with Endeavour Energy and the state and federal governments on policy and regulatory changes to support councils wanting to invest in energy efficiency and renewables,” said Cr Bali.

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[1] Compared to the existing street lights.

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