Carbon Saving Intelligent Street Lights
Surrey County Council to install 89,000 smart street lights in a move that will help the county save 7,700 tonnes of carbon annually.
12:18 18 February 2021
Surrey County Council is set to replace or retrofit 89,000 streetlamps to save around 7,700 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
Urban Control has been appointed to deliver a ‘smart city’ capable upgrade to the council’s streetlights and upgrade the existing central management system (CMS) so it will have the capacity to grow and adapt to the council’s future needs.
The scheme, which is expected to be completed in three years, will be managed by the council’s street light contractor Skanska. It will see the installation of energy efficient LEDs across the county.
Rob Lumley, chief operating officer of Urban Control, commented: “At Urban Control, we’re not just selling ‘products’ in the traditional sense, instead, we offer value as a service. It’s an outcome-based solution, whether the desired result is energy savings, environmental management or better traffic monitoring. We provide the data to build a business case for civic and planning decisions – and the application potential is unlimited.
“The art is in joining the dots between seemingly unconnected data sets and drawing new insights from the information. For example, a council could use the data to gather the evidence required to pedestrianise an area or to install traffic calming measures.”