3 years since the first pilot of 30 lamps, 25000 controllers installed in less than a year afterwards, then 24% energy savings in the first year after the final installation of InteliLIGHT® – in a few words, this is the Mecca project for the statistics.
But there is always much more involved in a project of this scale and importance than statistics! Flashnet is extremely proud to show that besides the energy costs optimization, the municipality now has accurate real-time feedback of any change occurring along the grid, reduced energy loss and energy advanced maintenance optimization tools.
Electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia increased sharply during the last 20 years due to rapid economic development; therefore Mecca also acknowledged that there is an urgent need to develop energy conservation policies for sustainable development. This is also one of the main reasons the Mecca municipality chose inteliLIGHT®: energy consumption per year in the controlled area before the system was installed reached values around 42.500 MWh. With more than 10.000 MWh saved by inteliLIGHT®, the consumption in decreased by approximately 24%.
The first 25000 controllers were just the beginning, we plan to make Mecca one of the first cities in the world entirely managed by an intelligent street lighting system, also laying the foundation for a better and smarter city.