Essential Energy hits back at claims of citywide defects

Essential Energy yesterday refuted claims one in six of Dubbo’s street lights were faulty, saying only three reported defects were yet outstanding in the city.

Essential Energy Regional Manager Northern, Ben Williams, said Essential Energy was responsible for the maintenance of about 145,000 street lights within 100 councils in NSW.

Mr Williams said Essential Energy accepted public lighting services at Dubbo had previously been unacceptable. A full patrol of street lights was undertaken in July and Essential Energy has since worked to repair identified faults.

The NSW Public Lighting Code requires street lights to be fixed within eight days.

Essential Energy has developed a Public Lighting Management Plan and their response time currently fell well within the required limits, Mr Williams said.

“The average time taken to repair a reported faulty street light in Essential Energy’s network area is 3.2 days,” he said.

Mr Williams said there were currently three outstanding street light defects that had been reported at Dubbo.

Essential Energy encourages residents to report street light faults on 13 23 91 or by visiting www.essentialenergy老域名.au to ensure they are fixed as quickly as possible.

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