Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW) and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) agreed to a contract that adds street light control capabilities to the utility’s smart grid and AMI program.
Utilizing Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream AMI network, PSE plans to deploy 25,000 street light controllers over the next five years. The smart controllers will perform a variety of functions, including control of lighting intensity to boost energy efficiency and metered billing of street lights using the metrology in controllers.
As part of the agreement, Landis+Gyr will host the street light control software used to program, monitor, and control the lights. Billing data will be processed through the utility’s meter data management system.
Jay Lasseter, Vice President of Industry and Growth, Landis+Gyr, said: “Intelligent street light control presents another way utilities can leverage Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Connect platform to manage assets more efficiently, strengthen network performance and cost-effectively add sensing and monitoring across the distribution system.”
With the ability to measure consumption using the billing-grade metrology in the street light controller, PSE will be able to provide effectively gauge the energy being consumed and also use adaptive controls to lower power consumption in identified locations and during specific times of the day.
Landis+Gyr’s smart lighting solution is part of the Gridstream Connect comprehensive IoT platform. Built on a leading-edge smart grid network that connects intelligent devices, such as meters and sensors across the utility distribution system, Gridstream Connect leverages hardware, software, and application development to provide a strong and flexible platform for smart cities and utility IoT applications.