Every month, utilities waste vast amounts of money and energy on streetlights. With the latest technology now available, utilities are able to convert their outdated systems to a more cost-effective, efficient solution. With the ELDO Intelligent Street Lighting Solution, utilities save money and energy, as well as improve the control and management of public lighting departments.
|During off-peak hours, lights dim to pre-determined levels. Whenever a presence is detected, such as a car, bicycle or pedestrian, then the surrounding lights will shine at full brightness.|
|Using web-based software, individual lights can be remotely monitored, managed and controlled. This helps utilities meet local requirements.|
|Relevant departments receive regular email notification regarding the Intelligent Street Lighting network.|
|Track energy savings and consumption across the system through custom reports.|
|If extreme weather conditions occur (such as heavy rain or snow), lighting levels can be adjusted accordingly.|
|If for any reason there is a system failure, streetlights will shine at full brightness.|
|The ELDO system can be connected to third-party software and systems like security cameras and traffic management.|
|Utilities can configure the amount of lights which will be activated upon detection. Multiple lamps can be triggered as soon as an occupant is sensed, offering a safe circle of light.|
|• Save between 35 – 70% of energy costs.
• Save up to 50% in maintenance costs.
• Get a quick return on investment.
|• Installation is as simple as plug and play.
• Configuration is easy.
• It has universal compatibility.
|• Utilise remote management, control
• Automatic failure reports are generated.
• There is data collection and analysis.
|• CO₂ emissions and light pollution is reduced.
• Safety and security is increased.
• Adaptive and interactive lighting levels save energy.
Your customers now have full access to the same data that utilities use for billing, with the added benefit of ELDO’s Energy-Management features. All of this is at zero cost to your customers.
Get paid on time with ELDO’s Revenue Protection.
When utilities use a manual post-paid system, it is difficult to manage electricity metering, billing, collection and maintenance of municipal customer accounts. This results in an inability to read meters effectively, inaccurate electricity bills with delayed processing, and monthly utility collections which suffer from prolonged timelines. Undercollections of revenue increases overall cash flow and budget pressures. ELDO’s Smart Prepaid solution eliminates these financial issues.
ELDO’s Smart Prepaid Revenue Protection Solution helps utilities improve their cash-flow cycle, enhance process efficiency and ensure service delivery.
This is made possible through the implementation of a Smart Prepaid eWallet Vendoring System, which guarantees that Large Power Users pay utilities on time. If Large Power Users don’t deposit funds into their eWallet upfront, they won’t receive power. Given that 80% of a utility’s revenue comes from commercial and industrial power users, this is an efficient way to tackle cash-flow shortfalls. A domino effect is created, whereby every provider subsequently meets their financial obligations: Large Power Users pay municipalities on time; municipalities pay utilities on time… and no one is in arrears!
The benefits of ELDO’s smart grid solution
The challenges facing utilities
Our Revenue Protection Solution utilises Advanced Metering Intelligence (AMI) technology which delivers via an easy-to-use platform. This platform includes a Utility Management Dashboard that’s linked to our Support Centre, where key account managers provide on-call services to utilities and their customers.
The following diagram illustrates
how this system works.