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Smart City Spotlight (Paris)

The challenge with the city of Paris was to improve multiple city services and as a hub for smart city innovation, Paris has committed to reduce public lighting energy consumption.

  • Silver Spring Networks (Itron)
    Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking and solutions provider for the Internet of Things. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform provides connectivity for a range of applications to some of the world’s leading utilities and major cities. Silver Spring’s open-standards platform enables multiple applications and services to leverage a common network, control, and data platform. With over 23.6 million devices connected on five continents Silver Spring’s platform supports a wide range of customers, including leading utilities such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, and cities such as Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Paris.Year founded: 2002
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Quality Assurance
  • Smart City Operations
    Smart city operations include the range of solutions required to enable smart city concepts by integrating Information and Communication Technology with senors and connected devices to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services. Smart city technology allows city officials to interact with both community members and city infrastructure and to monitor situation in the city in real time. Benefits for city managers include Tracking events in the city in real time, managing congestion, improving operational efficiency, reducing emergency response times, and enabling remote management. Modern solutions will aim to integrate all city data into a single dashboard. Both historical and current KPIs are measured to conduct performance reviews and gap analysis, and to plan future infrastucture and service investments.
  • The city of Paris and its residents.

  • The approach: » INTEGRATED SMART STREET LIGHTING AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL – deploying a citywide canopy network connecting cabinet-based controllers for more than 200,000 street and traffic lights across the city. » IPv6-BASED MULTI-APPLICATION NETWORK – creating a platform for future services such as traffic management, environmental sensors, smart parking, electric vehicle charging, electricity metering, and water conservation. » PROJECT PILOT – quickly demonstrating improved lighting efficiencies by starting with a tightly scoped city initiative.

  • Energy Consumption Rate, Lighting, Traffic Congestion Levels, Traffic Light Signal
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - IT]
    Using Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) deployment to network devices and applications, lowers capital expense, creates predictable operating costs, and allows multiple departments to easily leverage the same network through a predictable yearly fee.
    Impact #2
    Impact #3
  • Benefit #1

    With networked LED street lighting, major cities such as Paris can save up to 70 percent on energy costs in the new deployments.

    Benefit #2

    Paris has committed to reduce public lighting energy consumption by 30 percent over the next 10 years while ensuring quality lighting for residents.

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