Making brighter cities

The City of Stirling (Western Australia) selects Telensa to support smart lighting deployment

The City of Stirling is the first council in Western Australia to benefit from Telensa's ‘Network-as-a-Service’ solution – a model specifically developed to bring smart streetlighting benefits to customers with small-sized lighting networks

Telensa has been selected by the City of Stirling in Western Australia to provide the city with wireless streetlight controls and a Central Management System (CMS). In a project managed by MG Group and environmental consultants, Ecoscape, public lighting in Princess Wallington Reserve has been converted to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) luminaires, supplied by local lighting specialist, Mondoluce. All the lights will be wirelessly connected and managed using the Telensa CMS known as PLANet®. The city’s new intelligent lighting system will enable it to monitor and manage the lights in the reserve remotely and thereby reduce the associated cost and burden of their maintenance. The city will be able to vary lighting levels throughout the park to save energy and reduce emissions all at the click of a mouse.

The City of Stirling is taking advantage of Telensa’s ‘Network-as-a-Service’ (NaaS) model, which is pioneering in that it brings the benefits of smart street lighting to smaller deployments.  Previously, smart lighting has only been viable for large scale smart lighting networks. The NaaS model is perfectly suited to councils wanting to manage smaller numbers of lights as it reduces both the upfront and ongoing costs of using the application. Councils adopting the Telensa NaaS model make immediate savings without the need for a large investment in network infrastructure. These councils gain access to the CMS application, data, dashboards and integration interfaces right from their first deployment, paying ‘as-a-service’ just on the number of lights controlled. As the number of smart control devices deployed grows, the cost per light shrinks, generating further savings.

The deployment started in August and was completed in December 2020.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end intelligent street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network, and a central management system. PLANet maximises the benefits of LEDs, pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors. With more than 2 million lights connected, Telensa has been confirmed by independent analysts as the global #1 in smart streetlighting solutions.

“We are delighted to be working with the City of Stirling to provide a smart street lighting solution that will grow with the city, enabling an adaptive approach to saving both energy and maintenance costs.” said Brent Hudson, CEO of Telensa. “It’s been great to see Stirling along with other cities like Joondalup, Darwin and Palmerston drive the future of smart cities in Australia”.