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Baltimore Gas & Electric to Deploy 260,000 Itron Smart Streetlights

Dec. 20, 2022
Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility to lower energy consumption with new project.

Itron is working with Baltimore Gas & Electric, to connect and manage 260,000 smart streetlights across the utility’s service territory. The more energy efficient lighting system will cut energy use within the community while enhancing public safety and aesthetics.

BGE will use its existing Itron multi-purpose IIoT network to connect the smart streetlights, which are expected to be deployed through 2026.

Itron's smart lighting solution automatically detects lamp and lighting power supply failures when they occur, enabling BGE to respond to problems in a timely manner. With each issue, maintenance crews will receive critical information, such as the location of the failure and the lamp type, so they can respond immediately and send a maintenance crew to address the issue.

Itron's solution monitors several parameters to help identify streetlight problems before they occur. As an additional safety measure for Maryland residents and motorists, BGE will be able to control lighting levels instantly or on a scheduled basis. The utility can adjust each streetlight with on/off and dimming functionality.

BGE will also use Itron’s Streetlight.Vision (SLV) Central Management System solution, SELC Networked Lighting Controllers (NLC) and SLV:GO, an integrated field operations platform from Itron partner, TerraGo Technologies, to accelerate deployment and improve efficiencies.

BGE will use scalable SLV platform, delivered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, to manage and monitor the smart streetlights added to their existing multi-purpose IIoT network. The SLV platform is extensible, allowing BGE to add other smart city applications in the future. As part of its other successful smart lighting deployments, the SELC NLC is already the preferred smart lighting controller used by Exelon (BGE’s parent company).

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