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Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.

Stockholm wants to be the world's smartest city by 2040
Stockholm wants to be the world's smartest city by 2040

The City of Stockholm plans to deploy the Itron smart city central management software, Streetlight.Vision (SLV). The city has signed a contract for the software, which provides asset management, analytics and control capabilities.


Stockholm, which was named as the Smart City of 2019 at the Smart City Expo World Congress event in Barcelona last year, has a goal to become the world’s smartest city by 2040 and one of its key use cases is streetlight management.


Optimising performance


To meet this use case and achieve its goals, Stockholm’s traffic department will utilise SLV to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise system performance.


“Through innovation, openness and connectivity, we are making Stockholm more economically, ecologically and socially sustainable," said Maria Holm project manager of the Stockholm smart and connected lighting project.


She added: "Smart streetlighting is a vital component of this strategy because it provides immediate energy savings, helps us achieve our sustainability goals, and lays the groundwork for our future smart city vision.


“Itron will be an important and innovative partner in our work to achieve the goal of becoming the smartest city in the world.”


When crowned smart city of the year at the 2019 Expo, judges said Stockholm’s strategy to create a smart and connected city via innovation, openness and connectivity to improve both living conditions and the business environment stood out.


The Itron deployment further builds on these achievements with an interoperable, secure and scalable network that is capable of supporting a range of smart city applications.


“Through innovation, openness and connectivity we are making Stockholm more economically, ecologically and socially sustainable."


“Delivering proven energy savings while laying a foundation for digital transformation, our intelligent streetlight management solution will enable Stockholm to unlock efficiencies with the ability to scale and enable future smart city applications from our vibrant and growing partner ecosystem,” said Itai Dadon, director of smart cities and IoT at Itron. “We are excited to be a part of the City of Stockholm’s smart city strategy.”


Speaking to SmartCitiesWorld, Dadon stressed the importance of cities being able to realise a three-dimensional economic, social and environmental return on investment from smart city investments.


He said: “Cities should have a holistic vision for digital transformation. This helps to break down the silos between departments, encourage collaborative problem-solving, and coordinate smart city programmes towards shared objectives.


“From a technology perspective, this enables cities to leverage common infrastructure to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering innovative smart city services. Here, the economic benefits are well understood. However, cities continue to grapple with the challenge of how to capture the social and environmental benefits of many applications."


SLV has been chosen by more than 500 communities to control more than 3 million intelligent devices worldwide.


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