Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation

Evgeny Nefedov, Mikko Maksimainen, Seppo Sierla, Paul G Flikkema, Chen Wei Yang, Iisakki Kosonen, Tapio Luttinen

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Abstract

The emerging LED technology enables intelligent street lighting that is based on sensing individual vehicles and dimming street lights accordingly. The potential energy savings are considerable, exceeding 50% on roads with low traffic. A possible reason why such applications are not yet emerging are financial uncertainties about the size of the savings, which are needed to motivate the investment. Another barrier to adoption are uncertainties about whether proposed approaches meet standards and regulations for traffic safety. In this paper, an energy efficient street lighting design that meets regulations for rural roads is implemented with the IEC 61499 distributed function block architecture. The intelligent lighting is co-simulated against a traffic simulation using cellular automata. Virtual metering in the IEC 61499 application is used to quantify energy savings in simulation scenarios with different traffic volumes. Across a range of traffic volumes representative of rural roads, our simulations indicate that smart dimming can deliver energy savings of 14% to 70%, with savings increasing as traffic density decreases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1718-1723
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479923991
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 4 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period6/1/146/4/14

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Street lighting
Rural roads
Energy conservation
Automation
Dimming (lamps)
Cellular automata
Potential energy
Light emitting diodes
Lighting
Uncertainty

Keywords

  • cellular automata
  • cosimulation
  • IEC 61499
  • intelligent street lighting
  • LED
  • traffic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Nefedov, E., Maksimainen, M., Sierla, S., Flikkema, P. G., Yang, C. W., Kosonen, I., & Luttinen, T. (2014). Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation. In IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (pp. 1718-1723). [6864874] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864874

Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation. / Nefedov, Evgeny; Maksimainen, Mikko; Sierla, Seppo; Flikkema, Paul G; Yang, Chen Wei; Kosonen, Iisakki; Luttinen, Tapio.

IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 1718-1723 6864874.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nefedov, E, Maksimainen, M, Sierla, S, Flikkema, PG, Yang, CW, Kosonen, I & Luttinen, T 2014, Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation. in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics., 6864874, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1718-1723, 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 6/1/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864874
Nefedov E, Maksimainen M, Sierla S, Flikkema PG, Yang CW, Kosonen I et al. Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation. In IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 1718-1723. 6864874 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864874
Nefedov, Evgeny ; Maksimainen, Mikko ; Sierla, Seppo ; Flikkema, Paul G ; Yang, Chen Wei ; Kosonen, Iisakki ; Luttinen, Tapio. / Energy efficient traffic-based street lighting automation. IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 1718-1723
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