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Digital Transformation of a Public Lighting Infrastructure: A Sustainable Proposal

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One of the effects of the last Spanish real estate bubble is the combination of an expansive growth of urban areas with a reduction in their density. This has left the municipal corporations that own the public spaces, facilities and infrastructures, mainly green areas and roads, with a legacy that influences and limits their management capacity, due to their duty of conservation and their high operating cost. Given the current situation of the electricity market and the increasingly demanding environmental regulations, the tendency of public administrations is to find a solution to the high emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and light pollution, which in turn can reduce maintenance costs and electricity bills. Due to the great potential of LED technologies and electronic equipment for their regulating capacity, telemanagement and long lifespan, a digital transformation of the public lighting of a couple of urban areas in a small coastal city in southern Spain is performed. First, the implementation of measures to remotely manage them for decreasing energy consumption and pollution levels is analyzed. Then, the amortization of necessary investments is studied. Next, compliance with current legislation is justified. Finally, the feasibility and profitability of actions proposed is successfully assessed.

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  • Public lighting
  • LED technology
  • Telemanagement
  • Sustainable city

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The authors thank the technical work done by Antonio David Cruces Caro and Antonio Manuel Pedrosa Query in the Chipiona City Council that has provided the basis for undertaking this research.

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Cerezo-Narváez, A., Otero-Mateo, M., Pastor-Fernández, A., Sánchez-Ramos, J., Ballesteros-Pérez, P. (2022). Digital Transformation of a Public Lighting Infrastructure: A Sustainable Proposal. In: Kumar, V., Leng, J., Akberdina, V., Kuzmin, E. (eds) Digital Transformation in Industry . Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol 54. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94617-3_17

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