8 Spanish cities cut energy consumption by 64% with smart street lighting
Smart Cities Council, February 13, 2015
Eight Spanish cities reduced their electricity consumption by 64% and saved over 4,300 tonnes of C02 in 2014, thanks to efficient street lighting systems and technologies that both cut costs and benefit the environment.
According to Council Lead Partner Enel, its two companies — Enel Sole and Endesa –- enabled the towns of Alcázares (Murcia), Móstoles (Madrid), Batea (Tarragona), Manacor (Balearic Islands) and the Andalusian towns of Vélez Rubio (Almería), Pruna (Seville), Écija (Seville) and Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) to reduce energy consumption and cut public expenditures.
The technology rolled out by the companies is based on the use of efficient lights with smart controls fitted at every lighting point. This, they explain, improves lighting quality and leads to significant energy savings. The life span of the lighting module is also extended to over 60,000 hours, while the lighting network gains flexibility as each street light can be programmed independently.