Energy management a focus of Bell-Kingston smart city partnership

Anthony Capkun
February 09, 2018
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Kingston, Ont. Photo by Tim Forbes.
Kingston, Ont. Photo by Tim Forbes.
February 9, 2018 - A public-private partnership between the City of Kingston (Ontario) and Bell will see the latter employ its smart city platform to provide a series of connected IoT (internet of things) applications, with energy analytics topping the list.

Supported by Bell’s fiber and wireless broadband networks, the smart city platform will aggregate data from numerous IoT monitoring solutions, coupled with the city’s open data, to provide municipal staff with a digital dashboard containing a consolidated, city-wide view of municipal operations.

The platform will enable Kingston to digitize its operations and collect data to make better-informed decisions and investments in city operations and infrastructure, says Bell.

The first two smart city solutions of the pilot program will be rolled out this spring:

• Energy management: Energy analytics help reduce carbon emissions and meet municipal environmental targets while providing financial savings and enhanced productivity of staff through better coordinated maintenance.

• Digital kiosks providing Wi-Fi access, charging station services and more.

“The smart city platform will offer city staff a comprehensive and consolidated view of connected city services supporting better operating efficiencies, cost savings and improved services for Kingston residents, businesses and visitors,” said Bell’s Gary Semplonius.

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