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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.

Street Lighting

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.