The Office of Innovation has teamed up with SmartSA Partner CPS-Energy on a pilot program to test and evaluate smart streetlights in each of the city’s three Innovation Zones (Downtown, Brooks, Medical Center).
Itron, a selected vendor for the pilot, will install smart streetlight solutions in all three Innovation Zones (Downtown, Brooks, and the Medical Center), on up to fifteen streetlights in each Zone for a total of 45 streetlights. Itron, in collaboration with the City of San Antonio and CPS Energy will pilot solutions for remote lighting controls and monitoring, and multiple additional smart city solutions, such as parking sensors, air quality, temperature, ambient noise and flood sensing. The first sensors will be installed along Research Plaza in the Brooks Innovation Zone.
The pilot phase will run for six months, ending in March 2021. Each Innovation Zone deployment will be evaluated by SmartSA Partners CPS Energy and the City of San Antonio during the pilot phase. Lessons learned from the three pilots will inform a future citywide deployment of the smart streetlights after the pilot period ends.
Studies have shown, when combined with LED lighting, remote lighting controls on smart streetlights can create up to 60% savings on a City’s utility bill. Benefits to the public are many including enhancements to public safety and traffic safety due to increased visibility, as well as time and cost savings for parking. Smart streetlight applications can create new data sets such as air quality and temperature data that will support City Departments in streamlining services, developing policy, and reaching Climate Action & Adaptation Plan goals.
A Smart City leverages new and emerging technologies and data to improve the quality of life for residents.
311 MOBILE APP
A user-friendly, interactive platform developed to better engage residents in city service requests.
DIGITAL COMMUNITY KIOSKS
Connecting to residents to key information by providing free Wi-Fi access in a unique, hyper-local, and friendly way.
Launching drone technology to enhance fire and EMS rescue operations, delivering increased safety to first responders.
Helping to maintain a cleaner and more vibrant city by using cameras to deter illegal dumping.
Increasing safety in neighborhoods through the of use energy-efficient and cost-effective LED streetlights.
PARKS MOBILE APP
Providing residents with information to explore parks and recreational opportunities across the city.
Deploying technology to improve pedestrian safety and reduce congestion.
WI-FI IN PARKS
Bridging the digital divide by providing free access to Wi-Fi in community spaces.
“Innovation Zones” are proving grounds that allow us to test intelligent processes and emerging technologies in a real-world setting.
To ensure we are on track to achieve the Smart City vision, we are creating “Innovation Zones”, which are proving grounds that allow us to test intelligent processes and emerging technologies, in a real-world setting, that enable improved quality of life and livability for our citizens and our communities.