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					ETSA Utilities
Public Lighting
Kevin Hamilton

Topics of Discussion
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Stakeholders Tariffs Lighting choices Service Level Agreements The future

Stakeholders
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SAIIR - Regulates Local Government - Responsible for lighting their roads. TSA - light their. (26.000 lights) ETSA Utilities - supply infrastructure to light roads at Council request. (199,000 lights) AGL - Responsible for billing.(other Retailers beyond 2003)

Tariffs
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Council can choose tariff. 1. ETSA Utilities tariff - EU owns and maintains infrastructure (94% of lights) 2. Customer Lighting Equipment Rate. - Council owns and maintains infrastructure and pays EU to maintain globe. (6% of lights) 3. Metered Supply

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Fluorescent - white light, limited lightspread control, high maint. costs Mercury Vapour - white light, good lightspread, low maint. costs H P Sodium vapour - pink light, good lightspread, medium maint. costs L P Sodium vapour - yellow light, good lightspread, medium maint. costs. Others - metal halide, incandescent

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Historically we have a wide range of light types 20% = F40, 33% = M80, 17% = S50 and L18 - AS 1158 defines lighting designs - column height and spacing to be defined - Road Category and road width are issues Light spread is being addressed (eg Sylvania Urban Maxi)

Maintenance
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Bulk Change (4 year cycle) vegetation clearance - Council Responsibility

Service Levels
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Single Light out repair levels - Distribution Code. LGA involved in preparing generic agreement with EU EU will negotiate specific agreements with each Council if necessary.

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Unbundling of tariffs - Early indication of EU prices available from Oct 2002 Contestability of design, construct, maintenance