Salix Exhibiting at APSE: Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Seminar 2018

Submitted by Salix on Thu, 15/03/2018 - 15:35

The seminar will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd March 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool.  

This seminar will explore the core issues which will impact on the sector in the near future as well as the longer-term challenges and provides an excellent learning opportunity for highways and street lighting teams.

Topics include the future investment options for our roads network, new technological developments and innovation in highways maintenance, street lighting and winter maintenance and resilience services.

Delegates will hear from a range of local authorities and industry experts, providing ideas for cost efficiency, innovation and funding streams.

More information about the seminar can be found here.

If you are attending the seminar and would like to have a meeting with Salix to discuss any energy efficiency projects, please contact [email protected] to arrange the best time.

Salix are also delighted to be sponsoring the Street Lighting award category at the Highways Innovation Awards taking place at this seminar.

These awards celebrate outstanding local councils that use innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the current challenges facing their frontline services. The awards provide participating authorities with an opportunity to showcase their expertise, alongside the results that they have achieved.

Salix Finance and Street Lighting

Since 2008, Salix has provided over £75.5 million towards completed street lighting projects, working with 57 principal authorities across England. Savings to the public sector from these projects are significant, with estimated annual savings of over 70,000 tCO2e and £16.8 million, which equates to over £290 million during the lifetime of the technologies.

Case Study Example - Kent County Council

Kent County Council has been working with Salix since 2004 on their Salix Recycling Fund. In 2015 they applied to Salix for funding towards an LED street lighting conversion with a Central Management System (CMS) installation.

The project involved the conversion of around 120,000 lanterns across the county. The annual energy consumption of the street lights before the LED installation was 51,000,000 kWhrs which generated around 27,5000 tonnes of CO2e a year, making up nearly half of the council’s carbon footprint.

The total cost of the project is around £39m, and Salix is providing £27m (69%) of the overall cost. The LED conversion will provide estimated energy savings of 68%. The LED lanterns are far more efficient, and the CMS optimises the lights which saves further energy. Kent County Council’s LED installation is due to complete later this year. 

Energy-efficiency projects form a crucial part of any good strategy for reducing carbon emissions. The benefits of these projects are not just environmental. As well as providing financial savings, a focus on energy efficiency will help to reach legally binding carbon reduction targets. Additionally, energy efficiency projects typically result in improved environments, reduced ongoing maintenance costs and improved assets.

More information about how Salix can finance street lighting projects across England can be found here.

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