City of Shawinigan

Project Details

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Project Year
2016

Overview
In 2016, the City of Shawinigan modernized its complete street light system and is now able to remotely control and manage its entire cobra-head lights network from any location at any given time. In addition, they have implemented sewers level sensors that can be monitored from the same platform.

Context
Shawinigan is a city located in the Mauricie area in the province of Quebec, Canada. With a population of 50 000, this city is often referred to as “The City of Energy” due to its hydroelectric and industrial history.

Business Case
In 2015, Shawinigan’s HPS street lights had reached their useful life and needed to be replaced. The challenge was to redesign the lighting solution that would be more sustainable, innovative and would be able to meet future demands.

To validate the business case, the city of Shawinigan evaluated their current and projected cost of energy. Future needs were also considered and addressed during this project, such as sewer level sensors and a smart parking solution. They then evaluated the required investment for the modernization of their lighting network including the addition of DimOnOff’s SCMS remote management system and established the operating expenses reduction resulting from this improvement.