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Next week, Enzen will proudly sponsor the Northumbrian Water Group’s annual Innovation Festival.

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Northumbrian Water Group - Innovation Festival 2019

As a countdown to the event, every day this week we’re looking at a different Enzen innovation that’s helping make energy and water more accessible, affordable and sustainable. This time round it's ZenLight Smart Street Lighting.

Street lights account for approximately 4-5% of a nation’s energy consumption. To help develop the sustainable smart cities of the future, Enzen has developed ZenLight Smart Street Lighting to conserve energy and create efficiencies for citizens.

Lower energy bills

Powered by solar-wind hybrid generation and operated by smart controllers, ZenLight cuts energy costs and reduces dependency on the grid, while still working 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week within existing regulatory frameworks. ZenLight not only reduces energy consumption, but also results in lower energy bills for the unmetered street lights.

Partnership solution

In a further innovation, ZenLight uses a public-private partnership model that combines the assets and resources of local authorities, local power distribution networks, community energy partners and equity partners.

To find out more about the Zen Multi-Utility Accelerator, contact Harsha Anand, our Global Head of Business Transformation, at or on +44 (0) 7735 797 451.

The NWG Innovation Festival

Running from July 8th to 12th, the Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival is a five-day long event that sees water industry experts gather at Newcastle Racecourse to find new ways to tackle social and environmental challenges.

The event is fun yet focused, as delegates apply problem-solving techniques like design sprints, data hacks and workshops to find new, creative ways of improving people's lives. To find out more about the event, visit

Published: 2 Jul 2019

Last updated: 5 Jul 2019

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