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Itron Collaborates with EQUANS to Create Smart Cities in Belgium

Dec. 17, 2021
Sibelga in Brussels, Belgium to use Itron’s intelligent street lighting solution to meet energy savings goals, improve safety.

In Brussels, Belgium, Sibelga will work together with EQUANS to deploy Itron’s streetlight network-as-a-service (NaaS). This includes the supply of luminaire controllers, design of the RF Mesh network and 10 years of communication management for each controller provided by Itron. Installation is expected to be complete by the end of 2021. As Sibelga is the only distribution network operator for electricity in the 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region, the Itron solution will help make it possible to improve safety and cut electricity consumption in Brussels by 20% by 2035, which is the equivalent of 600 trips around the planet by car each year.

“With more than 3 million intelligent streetlights managed by Itron globally, we have extensive experience helping utilities and cities improve the performance of their street lighting and lay the foundation for additional smart city services,” said John Marcolini, senior vice president of Itron’s Networked Solutions. “By collaborating with EQUANS to bring intelligent street lighting capabilities to Sibelga, we are helping improve the quality of their lighting and reducing electricity consumption while laying the foundation for future capabilities.”

“In collaboration with Itron, we look forward to bringing smart streetlighting to Sibelga to help improve street lighting efficiency and enhance safety for residents,” said Nathalie Danis, communication officer for the BeLux communication department at EQUANS.

“Using Itron’s intelligent streetlight solution in collaboration with EQUANS, Sibelga looks forward to meeting our energy savings goals in Brussels,” said Serena Galeone, public relations officer at Sibelga. “By taking advantage of Itron’s NaaS offering, we will benefit from Itron’s team of experts to manage and maintain each luminaire controller provided so we can continue to focus on leading the way in intelligent management of energy resources.”

To learn more about Itron’s intelligent streetlight solution, visit this link.

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