Essential services for growing communities
Essential Energy’s streetlight business unit is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and billing of 145,000 streetlights serving more than 100 councils across NSW, from Bega Valley in the south to Tweed Heads in the north.
Public lighting plays an important role in providing safe, secure and attractive public areas for both pedestrians and vehicles. It also represents between 25 and 70 per cent of any individual local government’s corporate energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
In line with the community’s environmental awareness, we’ve seen an increasing number of customers requesting information regarding more energy efficient, compact fluorescent streetlight lamps. To help facilitate a more environmentally friendly approach to public lighting, Essential Energy is committed to working closely with local councils.
- We're putting in place arrangements that ensure all lamps are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
Other products and services
- These are installed at the request of local councils and designs are to be approved by Essential Energy. The design and installation work is to be carried out by a suitably qualified Accredited Service Provider (ASP) and all relevant paperwork must be submitted to Essential Energy upon completion. If the council will require Essential Energy to maintain the lights following their installation, materials used in the design and construction must be selected from our Approved Material List.
Glare shields and vandal guards
- Requests for glare shields and vandal guards from members of the public should be submitted to your local council, which can consider the request and contact Essential Energy if necessary. It should however be noted that glare shields are not available for compact fluorescent type street lights.
Find out more
Report a streetlight fault
Council streetlight form
Read about our Guaranteed Service Levels relating to streetlights
CEOP1023 - Public Lighting Management Plan (PDF, 290KB)
CEOF9008 - Public Lighting Service Level Agreement (PDF, 278KB)