News - 09.12.2011

Smart Cities – The Present and The Future.

A conference „Smart Cities – The Present and The Future” was held in Lodz by Hanna Zarnowska the mayor of Lodz, Joanna Skrzydlewska a memeber of EU parliament and the Union of Polish Metropolises.

The conference was attended by representatives of Lodz region local governments, Polish metropolises, academic institutions as well as companies and organisations implementing smart technologies. APANET Green System Ltd presented a practical solution to one of the components of Smart Cities, smart street lighting control, contributing to the significant savings relating to the street lighting network maintenance. The savings can be achieved both in the direct cost of street lighting as well as the maintenance cost not to mention environmental benefits. Smart street lighting control systems enable implementation of the 3×20% package by significantly reducing electricity consumption.

More about the conference can be found here:

http://www.uml.lodz.pl/miasto/smart_cities/

http://www.lodzkie.eu/page/125,aktualnosci.html?id=3755

http://www.tvp.pl/lodz/aktualnosci/inne/inteligentne-zarzadzanie-miastem/5854114

http://lodz.dlastudenta.pl/studia/artykul/Smart_Cities_Praktyka_miast_i_perspektywa_dzialan,75848.html

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