Aberdeen targeting 60% energy saving with the Ki. Intelligent Street Lighting Solution
SOWERBY BRIDGE, UK: A contract with Aberdeen City Council has been secured for the provision of an Intelligent Street Lighting solution. Lucy Zodion’s interoperable Ki. solution has been chosen, alongside communications network coverage provided by Pinacl, to upgrade 3,500 streetlights with a LoRaWAN™ enabled ecosystem and IoT management Platform.
The solution will enable the Council to make additional savings on their annual street lighting energy consumption and costs, whilst also delivering operational and maintenance efficiencies.
A ‘quick to install’ system, Ki. gives the Council complete control of their street lighting network. It will allow them to intelligently control, dim and monitor light levels via a secure cloud-based IoT Platform.
The solution will enable the Council to cut maintenance costs with real-time fault monitoring and by using detailed operational intelligence to improve day-to-day effectiveness and planning.
Lucy Zodion has collaborated with Pinacl to provide a suitable, scalable and sustainable solution for the Council. In this project Lucy Zodion’s industry leading credentials in the design and deployment of smart street lighting equipment, with over 10 years’ experience developing intelligent street lighting solutions for smarter cities, are matched by Pinacl’s knowledge and expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Lucy Zodion’s expertise and leadership in intelligent street lighting, combined with Pinacl’s digital and technical background, are the ideal fit to support the Council and their digital transformation project.
Like many Councils, the annual energy cost for street lighting is significant, around £2m per year. The LED replacement programme, together with the Intelligent Lighting solution from Lucy Zodion and Pinacl, is estimated to fall below £800k, saving around 60% of this cost.
In addition to saving money the new LED lighting gives out a bright, clear light which is easier to the human eye, provides improved safety for pedestrians and clearer pictures for CCTV footage. The replacement LEDs also offer an increased lifetime over the legacy HID sodium lamps (x6) and fluorescent lamps (x4). They are also ‘greener’ – more recyclable (up to 90%) and they contain no mercury, lead or heavy metal and emit no UV radiation.
At present, the photocell will switch on the street light at a pre-set value (at dusk) and it will switch the light off again at another pre-set value (at dawn). The street light is either on, at full power, or off – wouldn’t it be beneficial to have more granular control of not only the brightness of the street light, for more efficient power consumption, but of potential technical issues, before they become faults?
Well now it’s possible – enhancing existing street lighting infrastructure with a LoRaWAN™ enabled ecosystem helps Local Authorities control and monitor their entire system remotely and more intuitively. Ki. provides the following benefits:
- Reduced power consumption delivering additional energy savings of up to 30% on top of those achieved from an LED replacement program.
- Reduction in carbon footprint, reducing the impact that the City has on the environment.
- Progressive dimming – avoiding over illumination, deliver consistent lighting levels and eliminating unnecessary waste of energy
- Improved reliability and more efficient maintenance, thanks to actionable insights communicated on Ki. Platform
- Granular lighting control – ability to respond to specific events taking place within the lighting scheme to meet performance requirements and improve safety.
- Tailor lighting group profiles to improve citizen safety in crucial time periods.
- Urban insights can be generated, based on streetlight performance, helping Local Authority analyse and evaluate success factors.
- Connected ecosystem enables remote, wireless, control of entire lighting scheme – aiding real time updates to and from a single connected point.
- Secure – distinct 128-bit security keys mean that data relayed between devices is kept secure, while ensuring the network can communicate freely for enhanced connectivity and interoperability
- Works with today’s technology, yet compatible with the innovations of tomorrow. Intelligent Controller fits to existing standard NEMA 5/7 pin socket on top of both legacy and new LED lighting head – support for DALI, 1-10v or 0-10v drivers.
- Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRa WAN) – provides a universal communication standard that opens up the opportunity for future smart device and software integration
- Open LoRaWAN™ network – gives Local Authorities flexibility to integrate new smart city solutions without being locked into a single proprietary vendor solution.
- Scalable and interoperable – able to grow at the same pace and scale of smart city evolution.
The solution will not only benefit the Council but will further benefit the community with an ecosystem that is optimised by openness, making it capable of supporting other smart city initiatives that truly enhance citizen quality of life.
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- Read the Pinacl press release, here: https://pinaclsolutions.com/news/2019/aberdeen-intelligent-lighting
- Read other press coverage here: https://news.aberdeencity.gov.uk/intelligent-street-lighting–aberdeen-is-leading-the-way-in-scotland/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn