SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions

About us

SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions has been providing public lighting services in Ireland since it was formed in December 2009 following SSE plc acquisition of ESB Contracts Limited (ESBC).

We are Ireland's leading street light contractor, maintaining approximately 300,000 street lights on behalf of almost 90 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland. We also maintain an online report a fault system for members of the public to report broken street lights in their area.

What makes us different?

We set the standards for excellence, efficiency, safety and sustainability that lead the way in service delivery. We know how to do this better and have been doing so for over 30 years.

Our innovative technology includes:
  • Lighting management systems
  • Fully integrated financial systems
  • Asset management software
  • GPS tracking facilities
  • Training and development software.

Each of these facilities has allowed us to capitalise on technological advancements to drive efficiency, excellence and compliance.

We are leaders in Ireland in providing public lighting solutions for all.

We have a specialised fleet of over 100 vehicles fully rated, tested and certified which allows us to work on all lighting standards.

National coverage. Local expertise

With 8 depots in the Republic of Ireland and over 100 employees, we provide national coverage and local expertise. All of our employees have a wealth of experience working in the Street Lighting industry and we understand the importance of using local suppliers and labour force wherever possible. Our electricians are fully trained to the highest standards and are approved to work on lighting mounted on ESB Network wood poles.

Our safety standards

Our number one core value at SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions is Safety. All our staff are signed onto their Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities, and are given instruction on legislation and best practice procedures appropriate for their work.

The SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions code of practice is based upon risk assessment of various tasks to ensure that safe working practices are adopted. On all our projects we utilise the following:
  • Daily Risk Assessments
  • Regular on-site Safety Audits
  • Use of full range of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazards and Risks controlled at Worksite
  • 30 Minute Incident Reporting

Our quality standards

We are ISO9001 accredited and combined with our quality management systems and experience, we ensure all our employees are well trained to provide you with the highest standards of service and quality workmanship you expect. We are members of both RECI & IOSH and have been Lloyds accredited on many maintenance contracts. 

Our values

SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions is built upon a common set of core values and the business is renowned for delivering high quality projects across a diverse range of services, and delivering a 'Best Value' installation and maintenance service contracts for you.

Our core values that we abide by in all of our undertakings are;
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork

Our promise

Our promise is to provide public lighting solutions that we, our customers and the community at large can be proud of. These solutions will be cost effective and in keeping with the landscape.

Our partnerships

Our national teams deliver term maintenance contracts for 90% of the Local Authority community in Ireland. This has allowed us to build strong working relationships with each authority and to deliver a collaborative approach to public lighting solutions for the communities of Ireland.

Environmental waste management

We recycle all electrical equipment, lamps and metal within and outside the WEEE directive, and continually strive to identify other waste streams that can be recycled to the same exacting standards. Recycling of all redundant lanterns and lamps are included as part of the general maintenance service that we provide.