Smart lighting project in Australia
VINCI Energies, via its Australian subsidiary Electrix, has won the streetlight network management contract for the Canberra Region (population 400,000) awarded by the Australian Capital Territory Government. The €37 million, seven-year energy performance contract took effect on 1st May 2018.
It covers renovation, operation and maintenance of more than 80,000 streetlights, 50,000 of which will be replaced with LEDs to achieve a target of 47% energy saving. In addition, a smart monitoring system will be installed to track the streetlight network in real time. Under this contract, VINCI Energies will implement two major innovations in favour of smart city: on the one hand, the CityApp application to support maintenance and operation and, on the other hand, the BIMCity hypervisor to ensure better customer service, network reliability and safety and track performance indicators.
Streetlights currently account for 40% of ACT’s total electricity consumption. The choice of an Energy Performance Contract is part of its commitment to meet the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases from 1990 levels by 2020 and achieve zero net emissions by 2050. In addition, the smart city network and hypervisor established for the contract will support the ACT’s commitment to implement further smart city applications and encourage innovation by third party developers.