inteliLIGHT, to provide its Smart Lighting Solution for a 10-year public lighting project in Brussels
inteliLIGHT, Flashnet’s smart lighting solution, has successfully passed testing stages and has been nominated by Sibelga, among selected suppliers, for a contract in Brussels that will run for the next 10 years. Once again, inteliLIGHT was chosen for being one of the most interoperable smart street lighting solutions.
Belgium is one of the most illuminated countries in the world. With almost 2 million light poles along its municipal roads, Belgium’s power consumption of street lighting is roughly estimated at 50% of the local authorities’ total electricity bill.
Moreover, taking into consideration today’s increasing environmental concerns, the European Commission is pushing cities through Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for street lighting and traffic lights to a more environmentally friendly street lighting approach.
In this context, Sibelga, the utility grid operator that manages Brussels’ over 85 thousand light points, launched a procurement tender to identify the best suitable technical and commercial intelligent street lighting solution.
Sibelga aimed not to be dependent on a single supplier and thus required a high degree of interoperability, both hardware and software, between different suppliers and with its own IT systems. To ensure vendor flexibility and smooth connectivity, all smart street lighting solutions that participated in the tender had to be TALQ2 certified.
Major smart street lighting technology providers participated in the tender, including FLASHNET. Proposed by ENGIE Fabricom, inteliLIGHT has passed the extremely thorough testing procedures and has become one of the smart lighting solutions to take part in the Brussels project.
TALQ 2 certified, inteliLIGHT luminaire controllers (through the FLASHNET IoT platform) ensured interoperability, while NB-IoT communication technology has strong coverage in high urban density conditions and ensures real-time communication and control. With improved grid awareness, the municipality can now make informed decisions, reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, while increasing the overall quality of life in communities.
Sibelga is the only distribution network operator for electricity and natural gas in the 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region, in charge of the maintenance and long-term development of the energy supply network. With around 1,000 members of staff, Sibelga is also responsible for reading meters and for validating and administering consumption data. Learn more on www.sibelga.be.
About ENGIE Fabricom
ENGIE Fabricom is the leading Belgian company specialised in the design, implementation and maintenance of multi-technical installations and services. Their expertise in the markets of infrastructure, buildings, industry, distribution networks and energy production guarantees a comprehensive and customised solution. Using this multidisciplinary approach, the company is able to assist companies and local authorities optimise their energy consumption, environmental and operational performance. Learn more on www.engie-fabricom.com.
inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities (ON/OFF, dimming, real-time reporting) over multiple IoT communication technologies. In-depth grid awareness is obtained through accurate utility-grade readings of any changes occurring along the grid, reducing energy loss and offering advanced maintenance optimization tools. Furthermore, inteliLIGHT® is integrated with Smart City management platforms and offers support for further Smart City development. (www.inteliLIGHT.eu)
FLASHNET is a fast-paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. (www.flashnet.ro)
A global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. In 2018, ENGIE announced the acquisition of 60% of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company. Thanks to its solutions, many cities, both large and small, already enjoy all the benefits of smart public lighting networks. Learn more on www.engie.com.