Jim Dowd MP asks about Lighting

Via They Work For You

Jim Dowd (Lewisham West, Labour):

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the provision of connections to street-lighting in inner London by EDF; what estimate she has made of the time taken by EDF to reconnect street lights in inner London in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will hold discussions with (a) EDF and (b) other companies providing connections to street lighting on steps to be taken to expedite connection times.

Malcolm Wicks (Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform)

I have been asked to reply.

In October 2007, Ofgem introduced a set of key performance indicators with regard to connections and faults repairs for street lighting services. DNOs are required to report on their performance in respect of each local authority against a number of criteria and meet those criteria in 90 per cent. of instances overall. Performance against criteria will be published by Ofgem annually.

Ofgem has received one quarterly return under the new requirements (for the three months ending 31 December 2007). The figures for EDF Energy (London Power Networks) show:

Standard 2 — New /transferred connections   EDFELPN      
New works 1-10 Jobs Rqmt Performance      
< 15 working days 60.0% 35 NO (1)140 25.0%
< 30 working days 90.0% 44 NO (1)— 56.4%
> 30 working days 61 NO (1)— 43.6%
New Works 11 -50 Jobs          
< 25 working days 70.0% 192 NO (2)710 27.0%
< 35 working days 90.0% 64 NO (2)— 36.1%
> 35 working days 454 NO (2)— 63.9%

Ofgem will discuss both aggregate figures shown above for the first quarter and performance within each local Public Lighting Authority (PLA) area with EDFE. Ofgem also considers feedback received from PLAs at various forums and will take up specific issues with DNO management when necessary.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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