Sandwell LED Plan By 2022
Sandwell Council set to convert all streetlights to LED by 2022.
20:18 22 May 2019
Sandwell Council in the West Midlands will be working with Telensa to install more than 11,000 wirelessly connected lights by 2022 and convert all of its streetlights to LED. The council’s smart street lighting infrastructure is part of its 2030 Vision initiative.
The streetlights will be managed through Telensa’s PLANet system designed to give the council control over lighting levels and remotely tailor streetlights for each location. The move will help the council deliver energy efficiently while enjoying savings on maintenance cost.
The project is funded through Salix Finance, a government-funded organisation, as part of an “invest-to-save” initiative. The investment is expected to pay for itself within seven years.
Amy Harhoff, director of regeneration and growth, Sandwell Council, said: "Our 2030 Vision project seeks to inspire our residents by creating a local atmosphere in which they can say they’re proud to be from Sandwell,”
“We are excited to be working with Telensa on a project that will reduce the council’s carbon footprint and provide crucial financial savings.”
Will Gibson, founder and chief commercial officer at Telensa, said: This deployment further expands our presence in the West Midlands where a true commitment is being shown to the promise of smart city technologies by forward-looking councils [which] are now reaping the economic and efficiency benefits that they can provide,”
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Sandwell to play an instrumental role in [its] connected street lighting project and look forward to working with the council to ensure a smooth transition to the new technology.”