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Wiltshire expands its smart network to 42,000 street lights

The established smart lighting deployment in Wiltshire already controls 35,000 lights, and paid for itself in just six years through reduced energy and maintenance costs.
‘Rising energy prices and tightening budgets mean that it is more important than ever to be able to offer local authorities deployment-proven solutions,’ said Will Gibson, chief commercial officer, Telensa.

WILTSHIRE Country Council has added another 7,000 street lights to its smart lighting network, making a total of 42,000.

The established deployment already controls 35,000 lights, and paid for itself in just six years through reduced energy and maintenance costs.

The controls are being upgraded as part of a broader LED replacement program for which Ringway is the contractor and Atkins is the consultant. 

The combination of Telensa smart controls and advanced LED lights from Urbis Schréder has enabled the Council to implement sophisticated lighting profiles that save energy and create a more pleasant urban environment.

The project is due for completion in October 2021.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end intelligent street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a wireless network and a central management system.

Telensa says that PLANet pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves the quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors.

‘The addition of Telensa controls has helped the Council to significantly reduce our energy costs, whilst at the same time improving our street lighting service,’ Peter Binley, Head of Service – Highway Asset Management and Commissioning at Wiltshire Council, told Lux.

‘Extending our partnership to a total of 42,000 smart streetlights county-wide is an example of Wiltshire Council’s leadership in intelligent infrastructure to deliver a safer, smarter, and more efficient environment for its citizens.’

‘Rising energy prices and tightening budgets mean that it is more important than ever to be able to offer local authorities deployment-proven solutions,’ said Will Gibson, chief commercial officer, Telensa.

‘We’re delighted to expand our partnership with Wiltshire to deliver a more efficient street lighting system that will serve citizens’ needs for decades to come.’