Smart Cities World – Memphis to implement citywide smart streetlighting

The City of Memphis and utility Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) have partnered with cleantech integrator Ameresco to upgrade its streetlights citywide to LED fixtures.

The streetlighting, controls and networking project, designed to reduce energy costs citywide and enhance operations and maintenance capabilities, will see more than 77,000 high-pressure sodium luminaires replaced with LEDs.

Energy Savings

In addition to improved illumination, enhanced safety and reduced maintenance needs, the City anticipates the project will result in annual energy savings of more than 37 million kWh and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 26,000 metric tons.

The resulting energy and operating cost savings will allow the project to pay for itself over the life of the system. Updated luminaires will be fully controllable through remote monitoring on a secure network capable of additional smart city applications.

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