With about 280 thousand inhabitants, Gijón is the largest municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. The City has covered a long path towards digital transformation and modernisation, also becoming a notable example for its commitment to intelligent sustainability. The City roadmap includes a series of projects to introduce advanced technologies to improve key urban services, such as street lighting, ensuring a more efficient use of public spaces and resources, as well as a higher quality of life.
Smart Lighting was kicked-off early 2016 with the modernization of 1,150 luminaires in the city center and the switch to LED-based devices. Taking advantage of T-Systems’ expertise and Paradox Engineering’s PE Smart Urban Network platform, Gijón moved further and decided to turn the existing infrastructure into a truly intelligent network to better control energy consumption and increase lighting efficiency.
Gijón municipality is now able to define customized lighting patterns for single districts, streets and even single lamps, triggering on/off and dimming actions according to programmed schedules or on demand.