City of Henderson Reduced Energy Costs by 16%
Building an Innovative Partnership
The city of Henderson and Cox 2M formed a partnership that would create an innovation corridor on Waters Street in downtown Henderson. This agreement would allow the city and Cox 2M to trial a select list of IoT solutions designed to address the infrastructure needs of the city. Chief among these solutions would be the deployment of smart lighting on 15 standard and 18 ornamental lights.
The objective was to test and evaluate how these new components could promote energy savings, as well as enable a variety of operational efficiencies.
The City of Henderson Key Strategic Plan Priorities
Improve Public Safety & Quality of Life for its Citizens
Reinvest in Aging/Existing Infrastructure
Create Financial Resiliency & Economic Vitality
Ensure Responsiveness & Digital Innovation
- 12-Month Pilot Program
- Smart Lighting Controls on Two Primary Streets
Key Success Factors
Energy savings through timed dimmer controls
Reduced costs of operations via maintenance efficiences
Increased visibility to outages with daily reports
Pilot Program Findings and Metrics
The project began with assessing infrastructure conditions, eligibility for bulb replacement and where NEMA sockets existed. If fixtures had existing NEMA socket capabilities, a controller could be installed without the need for a new fixture.
The controller would capture data on energy usage, allow for dimming schedules to be set and would provide the city with real-time insights into the health of their lighting infrastructure. This new capability would also automate a previously manual process and empower the city to use resources more strategically.
This pilot program successfully demonstrated how smart lighting can be used to achieve more reliable, efficient and responsive operations. The program also set the stage for a connected and monitored network that can support a wide variety of evolving infrastructure applications.
A trial program like this is a win/win partnership; it helps Cox 2M improve its ability to design, implement and scale productive solutions, and it helps the municipality better understand the additional value it can deliver to its residents beyond illumination.
The existing city lights were equipped with smart lighting controllers that allow for both dimming schedules and proactive monitoring and maintenance through real-time analytics. As a result, the city of Henderson was able to gain substantial savings in both energy consumption and operational efficiencies by reducing false-positive events.
They also improved the quality of life and safety for citizens by activating alerts to reduce response time from 6 weeks to 1-2 days through real-time notifications when a light is out via the smart community platform.
Reduction in Energy Consumption and Projected Savings
6.5% Reduction in Overall Consumption
$28 Projected Annual Savings
19% Reduction in Overall Consumption
$229 Projected Annual Savings per Circuit
"This pilot is underway as an R&D test bed to integrate an innovative solution ecosystem. Cox brings useful on-the-ground experience, having worked for years alongside the public works departments of various cities."
Alyssa Rodriguez, Director of IT City of Henderson, NV