Brussels deploys intelligent streetlighting solution

Brussels is deploying an intelligent LED streetlighting solution through Itron’s network-as-a-service model to meet the Belgian capital’s energy-saving goals and improve citizen safety.

The company is collaborating with multi-technical services company Equans and network operator Sibelga. Installation is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

Cutting electricity consumption

The solution includes the supply of luminaire controllers, design of the radio frequency (RF) mesh network and 10 years of communication management for each controller, provided by Itron.

With Sibelga the only distribution network operator for electricity in the 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region, Itron claims its solution will help make it possible to cut electricity consumption in Brussels by 20 per cent by 2035.

Beyond the energy-savings of the LED streetlight, smart street lighting offers a wide range of benefits, including improved network resiliency, enhanced safety and increased customer satisfaction.

“With more than three million intelligent streetlights managed by Itron globally, we have extensive experience helping utilities and cities improve the performance of their street lighting and lay the foundation for additional smart city services,” said John Marcolini, senior vice president of Itron’s networked solutions.

“By collaborating with Equans to bring intelligent street lighting capabilities to Sibelga, we are helping improve the quality of [its] lighting and reducing electricity consumption while laying the foundation for future capabilities.”

Serena Galeone of Sibelga added: “By taking advantage of Itron’s NaaS offering, we will benefit from Itron’s team of experts to manage and maintain each luminaire controller provided so we can continue to focus on leading the way in intelligent management of energy resources.”

Created in July 2021, Equans operates as a new separate entity within low carbon and energy serivces company Engie. It designs and provides customised solutions to improve clients’ technical equipment and processes and to optimise their uses and focuses on the areas of electrical, HVAC, cooling, mechanical and robotics, digital and IT and facility management.

Itron enables utilities and cities to deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries and its portfolio includes smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors.



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