SmartSA Smart Streetlight Project

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).

Each of the selected vendors for the pilot will demonstrate their solutions for remote lighting controls, and up to five “smart” use case applications: parking sensing, air quality, temperature, ambient noise and flood sensing.

The pilot phase will be six months long, ending in September 2020. Each pilot will be evaluated by SmartSA Partner CPS-Energy and the City of San Antonio during the pilot phase. Lessons learned from the three pilots will inform a citywide deployment of the smart streetlights after the pilot period ends.

Studies have shown remote lighting controls on smart streetlights can create up to 60% savings on a city’s utility bill. Smart streetlight applications will create new data sets that will support City Departments in streamlining services, developing policy, and reaching Climate Action & Adaptation Plan goals.

Community Events

The Office of Innovation will be hosting community conversations at several upcoming events. Please check back for updates regarding upcoming events.


A Smart City leverages new and emerging technologies and data to improve the quality of life for residents.

Smart City Vision: To be a connected, inclusive, and resilient community supporting a high quality of life.