Scottish Borders Council - Efficient Street Lighting Program

Last Modified: Tue May 24 2016 20:36:22 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 16,000
    of the region’s 19,000 street lights will be replaced with energy efficient LED alternatives by the council during a four year time frame. Some street lights have already been replaced during the last few years with more efficient conventional lighting, it is therefore not cost effective to spend more money converting these lights so early in their lifetime.
  • 7,500
    street lights have been replaced to date in West Linton, Hawick, St Abbs and Galashiels.
  • Apr-2014
    month when the project was initiated.
  • Mar-2020
    planned completion of the project.
  • £4.9 million
    Funding for the project, which will be phased over a four year period, was approved as part of the council's 10 year capital budget plan in 2014.
  • £100,000
    savings per annum once all the street lights are upgraded. The new lights will lead to a 65 percent energy saving in current street lighting consumption. Total savings of £20 million expected over the 20-year life span of the new lights.
  • ? tonnes
    annual reduction in CO2 emissions. By switching to new energy saving lights the Council will reduce its carbon emissions by ??%.