Intelligent street lighting

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An intelligent street lighting project has been rolled out by Aberdeen City Council, unlocking sustainability and decarbonisation improvements across the city.

Winner of the Sustainable Customer Project of the Year category at the recent CRN Tech Impact Awards, the Lighting Up Aberdeen project is part of a partnership with North, an IoT service and solutions provider, and is helping the local authority to use energy-efficient lighting across the city.

The project has seen a state-of-the-art IoT solution installed to manage and monitor more than 37,000 street lighting units remotely, enhancing the city’s lighting provision, whilst simultaneously helping to create a greener and safer city.

The smart lighting solution means that there is now no need for the manual process of checking lights, significantly reducing carbon emissions from travelling, while custom dimming profiles can be used to manage the level of energy required at any given time and automated fault reporting has allowed for more efficient maintenance.

To date, Lighting Up Aberdeen has delivered considerable carbon reductions through a reduction in energy use, and, in turn, the council has seen significant savings across street lighting electricity bills.

Commenting Scott McEwan, acting CEO at North, said, “Aberdeen City Council is a forward-thinking local authority, using the capabilities of intelligent lighting to enrich its communities to become greener and safer.”