Smart 50 Awards has given the City of Montréal an energy award for its urban lighting project. In addition to creating a more uniform and integrated communication network for its 132,000 LED luminaires, the project will provide substantial savings to the city, totaling $219 million over a 20-year period.

The project was managed by DimOnOff, a company known for its smart cities management systems, and Énergère, an engineering consulting firm based in Quebec. Canadian companies – Current by GE and Telematics Wireless – are providing the radio modules used to network the city.

Thanks to their efforts, city engineers can now control and monitor each luminaire remotely with the advantage of knowing its energy consumption in real-time, receive power failure alerts the moment they happen, and adjust light intensity as needed — all from a single smart cities management platform. The option to connect other smart services to the network, such as digital signage, motion sensors, sewer-level detectors, and cameras, is also available.

“An efficient smart network is essential when it comes to modern development,” explains Bernard Têtu, CEO of DimOnOff. “It has been an honor to work on this project and our team congratulates Montréal for this award.”

Smart 50 Awards annually recognizes the most innovative and influential work of global smart cities. This year, primary categories included governance, mobility, energy, citizen life, and networks. Honors will be awarded during a Smart Cities gala, in Kansas City, Mo., on March 26.