Brasov, ROMANIA, May 23, 2017
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and, with a population of 3.1 million people, it is the 10th largest city in India. As any large city, it struggles to become more efficient and to find modern solutions for old urban problems: inefficient city resources management, increasing carbon footprint and growing citizen awareness and expectations.
As a part of Cisco’s Lighthouse Cities program, Jaipur is dedicated to improving its sustainability and efficiency by testing and implementing modern technologies throughout the city. Furthermore, the city was looking for low-cost solutions, with a fast installation process and with minimum required civil works. Part of this partnership, Cisco and inteliLIGHT® have provided technology and know-how for a modern street lighting management system, aiming to reduce energy consumption and to improve maintenance efficiency.
inteliLIGHT® LoRaWAN™ compatible controllers allow detailed grid awareness, autonomous lighting operation and individual control for every connected street lighting fixture, while providing real-time malfunction alerts and maintenance optimization opportunities. The LoRaWAN™ private network used for the project was installed within days, with one base station being able to cover more than 5000 devices in 3-5km range, depending on urban density. Furthermore, the system has been deployed as an upgrade to existing luminaires, which meant fast installation without the need to replace them or significant civil works.
“This is the first step towards realizing the vision of digital Rajasthan. Jaipur has been chosen because of rapid transformation and modernizations that the city authorities have undertaken over the last couple of years, especially citizen centric solutions, which are ahead of their times” said Chief minister Vasundhara Raje
The project objective was testing inteliLIGHT®’s LoRaWAN™ compatible controllers, a cost efficient and easy to deploy connected lighting solution, and its integration with the city management platform offered by Cisco. After the system proves its efficiency and reliability, extending it for the entire city can bring significant benefits in term of sustainability and efficiency: up to 35% energy savings without replacing any fixtures and an impressive 42% saving in lighting maintenance costs.
Once functional, this project will prove both the LoRaWAN™ compatibility with inteliLIGHT® controllers in Indian specific field conditions and the seamless integration with Cisco CDP. This opens the opportunity to participate in large-scale connected street lighting tenders in India especially, but also in other countries in the region.