Smart Public Lighting in municipality of Renkum

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The municipality of Renkum wants to switch to smart public lighting throughout the municipality and at the same time build an infrastructure for future Smart City applications, preferably with as few investments as possible. In response to this wish, Luminext (smart lighting), CityTec (service partner) and Primevest Capital Partners (financing) started a partnership to make this project possible.

Kevin Groen, project leader for the municipality of Renkum: “We have been busy in recent years for the tender for new public lighting. We are in need of replacement; our area is outdated and some lampposts are about to fall over. So we cannot wait until the first lampposts are replaced. We are looking forward to a great collaboration in a unique tender form!”

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What is the goal of the project?

By using intelligent Luminext products, the street lighting can be dimmed and monitored remotely. In combination with the LED luminaires, this results in an expected energy saving of 60%. With the Luminext smart lighting technology, the municipality and the service partner have all the tools at their disposal for actively managing and controlling public lighting, which saves costs. In the next 2.5 years, around 3,000 lighting columns and 6,000 luminaires will be replaced in Renkum.

Asset management, maintenance management and the control of all dynamic lighting will be done with the Luminext telemanagement system. Because this system communicates with all brands of luminaires and can be linked with sensors, it is future-proof and suitable for the choices that Renkum will make, now and in the future.

What is the result of the project?

Thanks to energy savings with smart lighting, the municipality already meets the climate objectives for public lighting in 2030 as early as 2022.

The lampposts are suitable for implementing new technologies, such as sensors for measuring air quality and regulating traffic flows in the context of the Environment Act. In the near future, the lampposts can also be used for mobile internet applications (WiFi and 5G), as a charging point for electric cars, for camera security in the context of public order and security and other Smart City applications. In this way, Renkum lays the foundation for the city of the future.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Municipality of Renkum, Citytec (service Partner), Luminext (smart lighting), Primevest Capital Partners Financing).

Municipality of Renkum is the first municipality that has chosen to use the ‘Smart City Nederland’- initiative of Primevest Capital Partners in collaboration with the Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG). ‘Smart City Nederland’ invests, after which the municipality purchases public street lighting as a service from the consortium. The consortium will unburden the municipality completely, while the public lighting remains the property of the municipality. With this solution, the municipality can realize the transition to sustainable and smart lighting in a much shorter period of time and spread out the associated replacement costs over a longer period.

The cooperating parties provide "Light as a Service" including a unique form of financing for a completely renewed and sustainable area. In addition, the annual costs for the municipality remain the same as in previous years. The consortium invests and ensures that the lighting works properly throughout the contract period.

What is the next step?

Replacing 3000 lampposts and 6,000 luminaires, adding smart lighting technologies

What can other cities learn from your project?

How to start smart lighting and build an infrastructure for future Smart City applications with minimal investment and how to save energy and to manage and control the public lighting,