Throughout 2015 to 2017, the City of Casey undertook the largest LED (Light Emitting Diodes) streetlight project by a council in Australia, upgrading 12,500 Mercury Vapour lamps to LED technology.
Council has now committed to a 10-year power purchase agreement. This is a long-term electricity supply agreement that involves purchasing renewable electricity generated by the Bald Hills Wind Farm in Wonthaggi to run all of Casey’s streetlights for the next 10 years.
This 100% renewable, wind generated electricity by the Wind Farm will be purchased for all of Casey’s streetlights, offsetting the equivalent amount of grid electricity directly used.
About the project
- This is Council's largest environmental sustainability project and reduces the associated street lighting energy use by 77% each year.
- It also reduces our street lighting greenhouse gas emissions by around 75,100 tonnes over the 20-year life of the lights.
- We currently spend $4.6 million on street lighting and anticipate that the project will save around $700,000 annually in street lighting costs.
- The City of Casey has contributed $4.5 million towards the street lighting replacement program and received funding of $1.3 million from the Australian Government.
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