Blackpool PFI UTC and Street Lighting
Sector: IT and Telecommunications
Location: Blackpool, U.K.
This private finance initiative scheme covers the upgrade and management of street lighting and traffic signal assets over a 5 year build period and a further 20 year maintenance period. There are in excess of 18000 street lights all of which will be linked individually by radio to a central instation remote monitoring system. This system will provide the ability to switch on and dim street lights as required. The system will facilitate the street lights to automatically report faults to the instation with the resultant improvements in efficiency. The traffic signal controllers to be deployed during the construction phase have the ability to assess traffic volumes, which when fed back to the instation and common database will enable, via the RMS system, the further dimming of street lights at prescribed times when traffic volumes have fallen. The exception to this would be tha