In cooperation with the Jelenia Gora city council and the municipal roads and bridges management with the help of the local branch of TAURON Distribution PLC we have completed a pilot installation on one of the Jelenia Gora streets. We would like to thank everyone involved in the project.
The implemented smart street lighting control system enables rationalization of electricity consumption. Thanks to that it is possible to achieve significant operating and maintenance cost savings. Detailed comparative studies regarding possible savings scenarios will be carried out over the next billing periods.
We are confident that within a few years all modernized lighting networks will be equipped with similar type of smart street lighting control systems. Jelenia Gora municipal authorities have already spotted an opportunity to make substantial savings without compromising comfort and safety on local roads. What is important, these savings are possible without switching off the lamps what unfortunately happens in some other cities. This is a step towards Smart City – a citizen friendly city that saves electricity and does not consume energy resources when not needed.
LonWorks is a worldwide automation and control standard for distributed systems developed by an American company Echelon. For communication it utilizes the standard LonTalk protocol which allows LonWorks devices from various manufacturers to communicate smoothly.