Highland Council has agreed further investment in LED street lighting programme to cut carbon emissions and generate £35k per year

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LED Street Lighting

The Highland Council has agreed further investment in LED street lighting programme to cut carbon emissions, reduce energy consumption and generate savings of £35k per year.

The LED programme to upgrade street lighting will be carried out in locations across the Highlands and includes 667 street lanterns. The upgrade to LED lighting is estimated to save around 292,105 kWh per year.

Chair of the Community Services Committee, Cllr Graham MacKenzie welcomed the decision. He said: “This is a good example of a “spend to save” initiative.  The programme will save around £35,000 per year, which will come from reduced energy costs and decreased maintenance and will help to reduce carbon emissions.”

The capital funding is part of the £1 million the Council has committed annually to the Carbon CLEVER initiative, which has the target of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025.

The Council agreed to increase the allocation to £425,000 if no further Carbon CLEVER capital projects are identified and approved by November 2014.

 

31 Oct 2014
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