More than 16,000 street lights changed to energy efficient LED, in push to improve lighting levels
The City of Onkaparinga is on Adelaide’s southern fringe, between 25 and 40 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD. With a population of approximately 170,000, it stretches from the O’Halloran Hill down to Sellicks Beach; covering an area of 518 square kilometres, making it the largest council area in Adelaide. The City of Onkaparinga are committed to creating a sustainable
future for their city and develop key environmental programs, activities and initiatives around the City to keep that commitment.
The City of Onkaparinga had a requirement to upgrade their street lights to more energy efficient LED.
For the council, street lighting is necessary but very expensive to run. Street lighting has also been identified as the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from local government in Australia; and the City of Onkaparinga has almost 10 percent of South Australia’s street lights.
LED lighting is a much improved light than the old technology and can potentially save up to 77 percent in the council’s lighting energy use. This reduction will in turn, lower greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2,700 tonnes a year. A change that will benefit both the environment and council budget.
The Enerven Lighitng Solutions team were tasked with replacing over 16,000 street lights across the City of Onkaparinga to more energy efficient LED.
The transition to LED street lighting technology will significantly reduce the Council’s energy consumption and maintenance costs per annum and provide an overall improvement to their street lighting network. The expected annualised savings to Council is approximately $630,000 per annum. The old street lights that have been removed are then recycled responsibly by Enerven’s contractor Toxfree to prevent heavy metal (i.e. mercury) and other hazardous substances entering landfill.
The total changeover cost for this project, is approximately $6 million, and will be funded by Enerven’s parent entity, SA Power Networks.
The initial upgrade of all side entry style lights is set for completion mid-2018, with decorative and heritage style lights being targeted after June 2018.
The upgrade has started its rollout in Woodcroft and O'Halloran Hill, in Frederick Drive, Equestrian Drive, and Larkdale Crescent. Please download the project progress report here, to find out when the project will be starting in your area.
If you have any questions about the project Click here to read the Program Fact Sheet.