The nation’s largest city-led lighting initiative is replacing over 270,000 outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights and creating a modern lighting management system to streamline maintenance and repairs. Ameresco, the prime contractor has already completed over 250,000 installations utilizing the TerraGo StreetlightOps application to commission smart lights on the Itron SLV network.
As the deployment enters its final phase, maintenance operations are already in full gear. The city is taking full advantage of the new smart lighting capabilities to overcome the limitations of the prior operations, manual procedures, paper forms and legacy systems. The city wanted to leverage the network, the intelligence and the data to work smarter and drive new levels of efficiencies.
Today, TerraGo StreetlightOps sits at the nexus of a modern lighting operations system, helping connect the city’s lighting, 311 and work management platforms to achieve efficiencies never before possible. Dave Reyes, City of Chicago, shared “TerraGo helps keep all the systems in sync. 311 has to be hand-in-glove with work orders, GIS, SLV. This integration helps us work smarter, reduce the number of work orders and improve response times to outages. Terrago helped us resolve 120 all-outs in one day which would have been impossible before TerraGo.”
By integrating systems to share data, the solution connects people to information that helps them work smarter. Everybody benefits.
As the City of Chicago nears completion of its smart lighting rollout, they have already seized the opportunity to transform their streetlighting operations, leveraging the power of data to unlock efficiencies and lay the foundation for smarter city services.
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