Amerseco selected by Chicago for Smart Street Lighting Project
Ameresco (AMRC) announced it has contracted with the City of Chicago for the city’s comprehensive Smart Street Lighting Project to modernize its infrastructure.
Working with Silver Spring Networks (SSNI), a networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things, the project is believed to be the largest city-led wireless smart street light program in the U.S., and will connect more than 250,000 street light fixtures across Chicago.
The four-year modernization project is expected to transform Chicago’s street light system by replacing approximately 85% of the city’s existing street lights with smart LEDs.
The multi-phase project will commence this summer.
The new smart LED street lights will be owned and operated by the City of Chicago, supported by Silver Spring Networks’ managed services and its Streetlight.Vision Control and Management System software.
The new LED street lights are expected to consume between 50 and 75% less electricity than the city’s existing lighting infrastructure.
Silver Spring’s IPv6 platform will enable the City to remotely dim or brighten street lights as needed, as well as to remotely monitor street lights for proactive maintenance and faster repairs if failures do occur.
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