A multi-million-pound scheme is to begin this week that will see almost two thousand Liverpool streets fitted with new LED lights.
Working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, SSE Enterprise will replace a total of 15,000 street lights, serving 1,890 streets, with “white light” energy saving lanterns over the next year.
Good luck to SSE’s Robert Cameron who is a finalist at the SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Trust Training Trust) Stage 2 Apprentice of the Year competition.
Today (9th Oct) is the awards ceremony at the Original Hotel, outside Edinburgh, so many congratulations to him for making it to the finals.
Best of luck to apprentice Lewis Fiore, who has been nominated for the finals of the Electrical Industry Awards 2017 in recognition of his commitment to achieving, ‘the highest standards possible.’
Lewis started his Apprenticeship with SSE Enterprise Contracting In September 2014 and, according to Apprentice Coordinator Micky Jerrom, it was readily apparent that he would thrive as an apprentice within the business.
Now aged 24, he is now taking responsibility for running jobs that he is working on and has even progressed to supervising his own apprentices and guiding them through the process.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is investing £7.8 million in LED street lighting – saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds each year on electricity costs, maintenance and carbon tax. A total of 27,500 lamp heads are being replaced across the city over the next two years, with the first wave being rolled out in March.
The new longer-lasting lamps require less maintenance, use less electricity, and create a brighter ‘white light’ which improves visibility. They are also designed to direct light down onto the road more effectively, reducing light pollution into properties. Taxpayers can enjoy predicted savings of £830,000 per year on energy and maintenance costs, as well as carbon taxes, once the programme is completed.