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Electricity in Annandale in 2011

Electricity Network Information Leichhardt LGA (including Annandale Source: AUSGRID
We are improving the electricity supply in your area. These are essential works to upgrade and replace equipment, meet the increasing demand for electricity and improve the reliability of power supply For more infomration please telephone 96321035 (24 hours) Thanks you for your cooperation and patience Duration of project 26 weeks Expected completion date Aug 2011 Energy Australia

Household electricity use
JUL-SEP 2010OCT-DEC 2010JAN-MAR 2011APR-JUN 2011
Total use kWh39,479,06330,999,36629,084,51036,294,462
Average daily use kWh/day17.113.412.815.8
Same time last year kWh/day16.513.312.916.1
Solar Power (more)
JUL-SEP 2010OCT-DEC 2010JAN-MAR 2011APR-JUN 2011
Generation capacity kW280482688889
Exported power kWh58,896128,540161,558164,101
More statistics and information on Streetlights, graphs of Household electricity use Solar power, Upgrades and repairs, Graffiti reports aggregated Postcodes: 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041 and other LGAs at AUSGRID

Intelligent Power supplies SLI Program [AUSGRID] Briefing for Leichhardt Council 3 August 2011...

Councils pay Ausgrid $40m+ per year for lighting capital & maintenance charges + $17m for energy & network charges..

Improved technology & maintenance approach being jointly considered with Ausgrid with the aim of reducing energy consumption and controlling costs:
§ Active Reactor HPS
§ LEDs
§ Induction
§ Cosmopolis / metal halide
§ Intelligent controls / remote monitoring

...Public Lighting in Leichhardt § Approx Ausgrid 3,900 lights in LMC ( .. § 95% funded, owned and maintained by Ausgrid .. § 5% funded by Council/3rd parties but ‘owned’ & maintained by Ausgrid .. § In addition, Council manages some lights directly)
§ 1 per 13 residents or 350 lights/km2
§ $930,000+ spend in 2011/12 by LMC ( .. § Average split of costs is 15% energy, 15% network distribution and 70% capital & maintenance)
§ Energy consumption is more than 2.3 million kWh/yr (with consequent GHG emissions of more than 2400 t CO2/yr)..

LEDs § White light, long life & high efficiency
§ Politics ahead of engineering but rapidly evolving and will emerge as key lighting source
§ US DOE CALIPER program suggests that only 30% of manufacturers’ claims can be substantiated
§ Current barriers include:
.. § Lack of energy efficiency benefits in some contexts
.. § High (but declining) capital costs (~2-3 times more expensive)
.. § Lack of proven reliability & questions about power supplies
.. § Concerns about glare
.. § Compliance with AS1158
§ Pilot proceeding with Ausgrid at 8 sites
§ Status internationally - generally at trial stage but with a handful of large deployments

§ Fluorescent technology without electrodes
§ High colour rendition and incredibly long life (up to 100,000 hr rate life)
§ Efficient but less likely to see further improvements
§ Most deployments in US & China

Metal Halide / CosmoPolis § High colour rendering, good efficiency, ‘white’ light but lower reliability
§ Utilities reluctant to use but reliability
§ CosmoPolis is Philips variant of metal halide
§ Ausgrid trials underway
§ Most deployments in EU and currently costly in Australia

Off-Peak Dimming / Remote Monitoring § Integral electronic controls and communications to remotely monitor & control lights
§ Dim based on traffic, weather & light levels
§ Off-peak dimming typically by 30-50% between midnight and 5am
§ Application of dimming may be limited in Australia because of lower lighting levels
§ Remote monitoring attractive

History of Electricity in Annandale in the Anecdotal History of Annandale

Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s...more.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers 1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats 1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub 1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed. 50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz

This page last update 14 December 2011.