Białowieża financed its public lighting renewal project with help from Poland’s SOWA plan—a large scale green investment program that aims to improve the energy efficiency of city street lighting systems.
The municipal authorities upgraded much of the public street lighting to connected LED and adopted Interact City Scene management software across the entire municipality, which comprises seven villages. Officials prioritized roads most used by residents and tourists throughout the year.
With Interact City Scene management, officials can switch luminaires on and off remotely using an intuitive user interface, and set up lighting schedules for individual luminaires or groups. The entire lighting network can be controlled centrally from an operator’s computer. Interact City makes it easy to monitor and manage the lighting infrastructure, helping to reduce response time for lighiting failures to ensure minimum disrutpion and downtime.
Web-based applications allow city officials to analyze performance data in order to plan maintenance and maintain workflow, reducing operational costs.
As a result of its upgrade to LED controlled by Interact City, Bialowieza has been able to reduce energy consumption by 77%, save €34,000 in energy expenditure per year, and reduce annual CO2 emissions by 280 metric tons.