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Formation of Public Lighting Working Group (PLWG)

In December 2018, a Public Lighting Working Group (PLWG) was established to:

  • Provide a representative group for Councils to work with the LGA and SA Power Networks on public lighting matters.
  • Provide a forum for listening and discussion with Councils on public lighting.
  • Seek input from Councils and stakeholders on the transition from negotiated distribution services to alternative control services.
  • Build mutual understanding and trust between the LGA, SA Power Networks and public lighting customers.
  • Identify new service and product lines which will add value to public lighting customers.
  • Discuss current issues associated

Formation of Public Lighting Working Group (PLWG)

In December 2018, a Public Lighting Working Group (PLWG) was established to:

  • Provide a representative group for Councils to work with the LGA and SA Power Networks on public lighting matters.
  • Provide a forum for listening and discussion with Councils on public lighting.
  • Seek input from Councils and stakeholders on the transition from negotiated distribution services to alternative control services.
  • Build mutual understanding and trust between the LGA, SA Power Networks and public lighting customers.
  • Identify new service and product lines which will add value to public lighting customers.
  • Discuss current issues associated with public lighting.


Membership of PLWG

Membership includes the following representatives:

Council representatives

  • Joe Ielasi, City of West Torrens
  • Howard Lacy, City of Holdfast Bay
  • David Baird, Mount Barker District Council
  • Sebastian Carr, City of Port Lincoln
  • Pam Andritsakis, City of Prospect
  • Chris Haskas / Richard Tang, City of Mitcham
  • Andrew Alderson, City of Norwood, Payneham, St Peters
  • Ben Calder / Sal Jarudo, City of Onkaparinga
  • Adam Gray, City of Charles Sturt
  • Nick Serle, City of Mt Gambier
  • Cr Paul Jenner, City of Mt Gambier
  • Cr Kate Amorosi, City of Mt Gambier

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure South Australia (DPTI)

  • John Brodie

Consultants

  • Alexi Lynch, Ironbark

Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA)

  • Steve Nolis, Executive Director Commercial

SA Power Networks

  • Alex Lewis, Stakeholder Engagement Lead
  • Debbie Voltz, Regulatory Analyst - Financial
  • Jehad Ali, Asset Services Manager
  • Shane Venning, Manager Operational Asset Management
  • Tom Walker, Manager Commercial

Read the Terms of Reference for the PLWG for further information.

  • Public Lighting Asset Waste Management

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    Following a number of queries from Councils on our approach and commitment to recycling and waste management in relation to public lighting assets, we have put together a summary outlining our processes and activities. Read more here.

  • Public Lighting Service Framework

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    16 April, 2020

    A Public Lighting Service Framework has been developed by SA Power Networks in consultation with the Public Lighting Working Group and Councils.

    The framework is intended to act as a high-level document outlining our commitment to working with public lighting customers to ensure we deliver services that they value.

    It outlines the levels of service SA Power Networks aims to deliver to public lighting customers and details the responsibilities of SA Power Networks and public lighting customers. You can read the full framework here.

  • Public Lighting Customer Forum

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    08 October, 2019
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    Register today for the Public Lighting Customer Forum


    Recently an invitation was sent to councils in South Australia extending an invitation to attend our Public Lighting Customer Forum on Tuesday 29 October from 10.00 - 3.00pm at the Adelaide Town Hall.

    Responses for this forum are due by this Friday 11 October, so if you haven't registered, please do so today by sending through an email to: talkingpower@sapowernetworks.com.au or calling 08 8404 5346.

  • New public lighting services in 2020-2025

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    08 October, 2019

    We continue to innovate our public lighting service offerings while keeping overall costs down: average public lighting costs have reduced 38% since 1999/00.

    In 2015-2020 we developed new service offerings including long term contracts that provide a large degree of price certainty and helped to roll out new energy efficient street lights (LEDs).

    Through ongoing discussions and workshops held with our public lighting customers, we are developing new service offerings that we believe our customers wish to see over 2020-2025, including choices on:

    • service packages
    • asset responsibility and funding model;
    • asset technology and information;
    • price certainty; and
    • new/emerging public lighting services.
  • Pricing model review

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    07 May, 2019

    The LGA engaged an independent consultant to review SA Power Networks pricing outcomes for the 2020-25 regulatory period and report back to the PLWG. The LGA will put in a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on behalf of all councils.

  • Customer Portal

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    07 May, 2019
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    SA Power Networks will work with the PLWG to develop a customer portal for public lighting. The aim of the portal is to provide a simple website for all councils to use to get more information on public lighting eg carbon usage reporting, requesting quotes etc.

    A workshop is being held on Thursday 23 May 1.00 - 4.00pm to develop the user stories in collaboration with our public lighting customers ie. what we want the portal to do.

    An example of a 'user story' is below:

    A full copy of the presentation with more detail about the customer portal is here. The user stories created during the workshop in May will be shared on this site.

  • Principles to guide our decision-making

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    07 May, 2019
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    The PLWG has developed a set of principles to guide our discussion and decision making. The five principles developed are:












    1. Looking backwards only to plan forwards
    2. Commit the time to be collaborative
    3. Sector over individual
    4. Equitable pricing for standard services
    5. Progress over perfection.
  • Public Lighting Working Group (PLWG)

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    07 May, 2019

    The PLWG has been meeting on a monthly basis since its establishment in December 2018. Copies of the minutes and other key documents for the PLWG are available on the Talking Power website - click here for more information.

  • Public Lighting Survey Results are now available

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    20 December, 2018

    Thank you to everyone that provided feedback on our Public Lighting Survey. Results from the Survey are now available in the Key Documents library.

    The inaugural Public Lighting Working Group meeting was held on 18 December, with regional and metropolitan councils represented. The meeting agenda, Draft Terms of Reference and IAP2 engagement spectrum for this working group are also available in the Key Documents library.

    The next meeting will be held on 22 January at LGA House.