Council's energy bill is
THE introduction of LED street lighting
into Liverpool is cutting the City council's energy bills by a bigger amount
Following the completion of the 1st phase of the programme, in which 12,000
LED lights were installed in roads across the City, the energy bill has been cut
by £585,000 a year, taking the bill down from £2.6m a year to just over £2m.
The 2nd phase of the programme, which involves installing a further 8,000
lights is still to be completed, meaning that further savings will be made.
It was originally anticipated that the savings would be £500,000 a year when all
the lights are installed, but that has been comfortably exceeded halfway through
The new lights cost a total of £2.7m but it was always envisaged that there
would be long term savings.
As well as the financial savings there will also be a reduction in carbon
emissions of approximately 1400 tonnes in each phase. On going maintenance costs
will also be reduced by more than £100,000 per year.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport said:-
"Not only are our streets brighter but we are cutting costs by
significantly more than we anticipated as well as reducing our carbon footprint;
this is good news all round."