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6 August, 2018 - 16:36 By Kate Sweeney

Telensa lights up Edinburgh energy zone initiative

Lothian Edinburgh Telensa

Smart streetlight controls from Telensa in Cambridge are being deployed in 64,000 LED lights as part of the City of Edinburgh’s energy efficiency programme.

Telensa was selected by digital transformation leader CGI Group in an LED replacement contract run by Amey. The deployment is already underway and is expected to complete by the end of 2020.

The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service, and enables streetlight poles to act as hubs for smart city sensors. 

Telensa PLANet is a wireless central management system that enables centralised remote control of the city’s lighting. It consists of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, dedicated wireless connectivity, and a central management application. 

PLANet provides real-time monitoring to identify and track faults, which will cut the number of residents’ complaints about broken street lights and remove the need for street lighting staff to undertake night-time patrols to identify faulty lights. It also measures actual energy consumption, submitting information directly to the Meter Administrator and increasing the accuracy of energy billing.

With more than 1.5 million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

Will Gibson, founder and chief commercial officer at Telensa said: “We are working with our partners in Edinburgh to deliver an efficient and smart street lighting control system, one that will be responsive to citizens’ needs for decades to come. 

“We’re looking forward to working together build a new generation of smart city applications, all enabled by the city’s lighting network.”

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