Using the inteliLIGHT solution, ENGIE takes on a 15 year commitment to manage smart street lighting in Chile’s capital city, Santiago
Santiago de Chile lights up the way for smart city investments in South America and inteliLIGHT is the solution of choice for street lighting control. ENGIE will be installing FLASHNET controllers on a mix of LoRaWAN and cellular communications.
Dynamic, cosmopolitan and worldly, Santiago (also known as Santiago de Chile) is a city of syncopated cultural currents. With 40% of Chileans calling it home, the city shines through its diversity and its many contrasting neighbourhoods.
The capital and largest city of Chile, as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas, Santiago’s Metropolitan Region has a total population of 7 million, of which more than 6 million live in the city’s continuous urban area. In such a densely populated region, it is vital for the municipality to ensure the safety of its inhabitants.
The project for Chile represents a 15 year commitment from ENGIE to modernise and manage the public lighting infrastructure, using smart street lighting technology to create a safer space for citizens. This initiative not only benefits the community, but it is also a great resource saver for the municipality, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs all at once.
With an uneven and dense urban landscape, finding a suitable and functional street lighting solution can be challenging. Santiago’s municipality needed a system that could accommodate their infrastructural and technical needs. After thorough research, the city chose Flashnet’s inteliLIGHT smart street lighting management solution for both individual lamp and cabinet control.
For this project, different communication technologies (LoRaWAN and cellular) were tested to find the best match for the city of Santiago. A leader in intelligent energy management, Flashnet was able to provide a lighting control system that allows communication technologies to be used separately or combined. The entire lighting network thus efficiently connects and communicates with the street lighting management software, even considering the complex geographical layout of Santiago.
This project represents an important step in the country’s development. The inteliLIGHT NEMA controllers and the FRCM cabinet controllers are planned to be deployed throughout the city over the next year, helping transform Santiago into the most innovative and modern urban area in South America.
ENGIE’s investment and long term involvement in this project are a vote of confidence for Flashnet and for Santiago. It reiterates the two companies’ common ground of creating change through innovation and taking responsibility for building improved, smarter cities.
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.
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)