Cities too have begun their digital revolution
Digital technology is helping cities consume less energy. Elected representatives and local decision-makers have access to tools to simulate future consumption based on a multitude of criteria, or to remotely manage in real time equipment such as public lighting that can account for up to 40% of their power bill.
From Sète in France to Copenhagen in Denmark, Citelum, an EDF Group subsidiary specialised in urban lighting, is supporting cities through the energy transition by installing remote management and computerised maintenance systems for lighting points. They improve the safety, service continuity and efficiency of public lighting. In Sète, for example, the solution installed led to the removal of 18% of lighting points and targets a 50% energy savings within four years. In Copenhagen, half of the city’s public lighting system is being renovated, adding up to 20,000 light points and 8,000 lampposts. LED technology, which consumes less energy, is being used along with a collaborative platform for managing public areas that should enable the annual electricity consumption of public lighting to be more than halved.