Street Lighting - Energy Supply for Lighting Apparatus
This page contains guidance about power supplies to highway street lighting (including illuminated signs, beacon units, bollard base lights etc.) installed within Birmingham.
The Developer shall effectively manage, for its own works, the connection, disconnection, or transfer of the Apparatus to the electricity distribution network operated by the district network operator (DNO) including all necessary service diversions and reinstatements.
The work required to provide a typical electricity connection can be split into two areas, contestable and non-contestable work.
For the avoidance of doubt the connection of contestable works (live) to the distribution system by an ICP applies to low voltage (LV) works only. The DNO (Western Power Distribution, WPD) shall undertake connections of contestable works to the distribution system at high voltage (HV) and extra high voltage (EHV).
Non-contestable work consists of elements of the work that can only be completed by WPD. Further information regarding how the competition in connection process works is available in the document Guidance on Unmetered Electricity Connections on this page and by referring to the WPD leaflet using the link on the following web page, http://www.westernpower.co.uk/Connections/Competition-in-Connections.aspx
The developer will be responsible for all charges or costs relating to the maintenance or energy of the lighting equipment installed under a developer agreement (s38 or s278, Highways Act 1980) until partial or full adoption is confirmed by BCC. The developer will liaise with the DNO to ensure all energy charges are covered and paid for until the adoption has been completed and an asset has been transferred to BCC.
Index of Relevant Pages
- General Introduction
- Adoption and Accrual
- British Standards
- Commuted Maintenance Payments
- Design and Installation Considerations
- Electrical Equipment for Road Lighting
- Electrical Equipment for Traffic Signs
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Certificate 'Type A'
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Certificate 'Type B'
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Procedures
- Energy Supply
- Fault Reporting
- Light Pollution and Nuisance
- Lighting and other Design Considerations
- Lighting Levels
- Location of Lighting Units and Feeder Pillars
- Manholes, Catchpits, Inspection Chambers and Draw Pits
- Protection of Steelwork Against Corrosion
- Relevant Standards
- Road Lighting Columns and Brackets
- Service Duct Requirements
- Site Records and Data Sets
- Standard Specifications
- Surface Treatment of the Lighting Columns
- Technical Approval
- Traffic Safety and Management
- Traffic Signs
- Private Development Section Home Page
- Adoption of Highways
- Agreements under Section 278
- Bond (Surety)
- Contact Us
- Creation of New Public Highways (Section 38 Agreement)
- Development Permits
- Environmental Protection
- Highway Design and Technical Approval
- Highway Lighting
- Highway Safety
- Road Making (Costs)
- Safety Audits
- Site Inspection
- Technical Documents
- Traffic Regulation Orders
- Works Notices and Traffic Management during the Works