End of development in the CANDELA project

CANDELA – Comprehensive intelligent management system for street lighting
After three years of intense work, Itelsis has completed its work on the CANDELA project. This has allowed us to create a set of solutions that mean we can measure, model, streamline and act in real time on the city’s entire public lighting system. The project has developed a model of intelligent lighting, with capacity to measure its current state (consumption, health...), the ability to adapt city lighting to a much more granular way and a communication capacity with a control centre within the paradigm of the smart city. In addition, the use of a mobile laser scanner allows automation of an inventory for the street lighting networks with export of positioning data and lighting metadata.

The CANDELA consortium consists of 4 Galician companies:
SETGA: project leader with its main task to design, develop and integrate the smart lighting remote management system.
INGENIERIA INSITU: working on the laser scanner required to carry out a lighting inventory.
INTECO INGENIERIA AVANZADA: in charge of the automatic integration of data gathered by the laser scanner, and interface development.
SISTEMAS AUDIOVISUALES ITELSIS: working on a remote light management system.

In this project we have enjoyed the support of the Technological Telecommunications Centre of Galicia (GRADIANT), as well as the University of Vigo, represented by the Energy Technology Group (GTE) and the Applied Geotechnology Group (AG).

Objectives achieved:

  • Reduction of street lighting energy costs by improving its regulation through online and automated controls.
  • Improvement of the facility maintenance through early detection of incidents and predictive maintenance.
  • Improvement in the citizens’ visual perception through improved lighting management
  • Improvement of road safety through regulating adaptive lighting to changing weather conditions and progressive and acceptable deterioration (dirtying, ageing, and so on).
  • Increased accuracy in the knowledge of the city’s actual street lighting conditions through automation of an inventory and a continuous audit process.
  • Streamlined infrastructure energy expenditure through simulation processes.
  • Enhanced administrative decision-making through visual information, in layman’s terms, on proposals to improve lighting facilities.
  • Streamlined technical decision-making through simulation models with results presented to expert personnel.
  • Improved information for citizens about the existing street lighting services and possible future improvements.

The project’s results have been approved by the pilot facility at the Council of Santiago de Compostela.

This project has been subsidised by the Galician Innovation Agency and supported by the Department for Economy, Employment and Industry and co-financed by FEDER OT1 "Promoting Technological Development, Innovation and Quality Research", P.O. FEDER Galicia 2014-2020.