A £14 million makeover of Bolton’s street lighting that will halve energy consumption in the Lancashire town is nearing completion.
The upgrade has seen 19,500 lights in 3,153 streets upgraded to lower carbon LED lanterns so far with another 6,500 lights to go as part of a programme, which will save the council £14 million over 20 years and reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Nick Peel, said: “The Mayflower technology will help us to save thousands on our annual energy bills and reduce our carbon footprint.”
“It will also enable greater flexibility in the management of Bolton’s streetlights, giving improved visibility and dimming controls. The upgrade programme will ultimately save taxpayers money.”
Bolton Council have opted for Mayflower’s smart control central management system (CMS), which means the lighting can be remotely managed and monitored and the light output varied to avoid switching lights off at night to saving money.
Mayflower Smart Control, which is already in use across more than 30 towns and cities in the UK and Ireland, provides remote control, monitoring and energy measurement of street lighting over a wireless interface.
Users can monitor and report faults automatically, control switching and vary light output as well as managing energy consumption.
We have worked extremely closely with Bolton Council to ensure they achieve their goals and reap the benefits from Mayflower CMS,” said Patrick Mitchell, head of Mayflower Smart Control. “Mayflower’s unique and proven central management system has a vital role to play in helping local authorities meet their energy reduction targets.
The Mayflower CMS system is already in use in Astley Bridge; Bradshaw; Blackrod; Bromley Cross; Crompton; Great Lever; Halliwell; Harper Green; Horwich; Heaton; Hulton; Lostock; Little Lever and Darcy Lever; Rumworth; Smithills; Tonge with the Haulgh, and Westhoughton.