Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded a contract to upgrade the street lighting for Suffolk County Council with energy-saving LED lighting.
The provider and the council have joined forces with the aim of reducing energy, minimising light pollution and cutting maintenance costs for the authority and providing the best value to residents.
The company said that by replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns with LED lanterns, the council expects to reduce its annual electricity costs on these assets by around 76 per cent, a saving of 1.7 million pounds a year.
The lighting system upgrade will include a roll-out of the council’s central management system, which will allow lights to be switched on or off and to dim individual or groups of lights. This smart technology will increase the authority’s control over its power consumption. The system will also automatically flag any lights that are not working.
Matt Fitzpatrick, Bouygues E&S sales director, said: “This is a wonderful project that will bring significant benefits to Suffolk by reducing energy consumption, improve the quality of street lighting across the county and support the authority’s environmental plans in response to the climate emergency.”