Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has signed a contract with Itron to deploy its street lighting solution in order to improve operational efficiency, modernize its infrastructure and enable smart city applications.
Duquesne Light is providing electricity to more than 600,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Duquesne Light will deploy 60,000 Itron mesh-enabled streetlight nodes to provide two-way monitoring and control for outdoor street and area lighting.
In addition, Duquesne Light will utilize Itron’s smart cities central management software, Streetlight.Vision (SLV), along with SLV:GO integrated field operations platform. This will equip the utility to improve energy efficiencies and optimize streetlight performance with asset management, analytics and control capabilities.
Duquesne Light aims to enhance the customer experience and improve operations by alerting lamp failures, location changes and power supply failures. This apart, the smart streetlights will provide a multi-application industrial IoT (IIoT) canopy capable of supporting additional smart city and smart utility sensors and applications.
“We are modernizing our lighting infrastructure with Itron’s smart street lighting solution, which will improve asset maintenance and enhance operational efficiency while also enabling additional smart city applications in the future,” Yvonne Phillips, director of meter operations at Duquesne Light, said.
John Marcolini, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron, said: “DLC will be able to save energy and improve asset management with real-time visibility into every streetlight while simultaneously laying a foundation for future IIoT and smart city use cases.”