This public-private partnership was the first of its kind in India and is fully self-financed through the energy savings and reductions in maintenance costs brought about by LED technology. There is no financial burden on Pune Municipal Corporation or the citizens of the city in Maharashtra, India.
In addition to replacing 80,000 halogen lights with energy-saving LED luminaires, we ensured that all the street lighting was remotely connected and could be monitored and controlled from a single Command & Control room through the Interact City system.
The Interact City system allows authorities in Pune to dim groups of lights through a unique patented technology. Dim commands are broadcast over the mains power supply to the LED luminaires, overcoming all the challenges associated with conventional voltage step dimming and two-way powerline communications technology. Remote monitoring can also be used to identify faulty streetlights. Automatic fault notifications are sent via SMS to registered mobile devices, minimizing downtime.
What’s more, citizens are able to provide feedback via a mobile app or call a toll-free number with complaints about road lighting or luminaires that are not functioning properly, which initiates an immediate response from the operations team.
The result of this ambitious installation has been overall improvement in street lighting levels, reduction of downtime and reduced energy consumption. System performance is also remotely monitored centrally through Interact City system.