Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is deploying country-wide smart street light control program utilizing TerraGo StreetlightOps to enable workers to install and commission lights with Itron’s smart city management platform, SLV. JPS is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica serving approximately 660,000 customers. JPS will connect up to 110,000 smart LED street lights in population centers around the island including Kingston, Spanish Town, Negril, and Falmouth.
The smart street light controls will help drive additional energy efficiency, which is crucial for high-cost, petroleum-based island energy grids like in Jamaica. Smart street light controls can help increase citizen safety by alerting a utility to light failures and allowing for quicker repair. Further, smart street light controls can help increase safety and energy efficiency through adaptive dimming and brightening capabilities based on pedestrian and vehicular traffic.