Openbaar Stadsnet 2.0

RESEARCH PROJECT

Power Data Backbone for Digital City Poles

Cooperative Development Project

Flanders-funded (2019-2021) project on the use of street lighting poles in cities to offer an integrated electricity and data communication network for IoT and value-added applications.

The main objective of Openbaar Stadsnet 2.0 is to develop a future-proof digital city pole that serves as a central point of contact for supporting IoT-related applications.

The project includes the development and pilot installation of a modular and ‘active’ lighting pole that serves as the basis for various smart city applications; smart EV-charging being one of them them. Next to this, a satellite system for charging sockets will be developed that is linked to the lighting pole.

Powerdale will participate in the provision of smart city infrastructure through the development of a novel and visually attractive charging points concept that allows for integration in an (semi-) urban context. Powerdale is a partner in this project, developing an innovative charging station that is fully integrated into the cityscape.

ROLECS:

  • Development of a modular Digital City Pole concept
  • Development of use cases and a smart city data platform to allow for their application
  • Development of a satellite charging station that doesn’t generate visual pollution
  • Demonstration of all developments on the Kleiberg Industrial Estate pilot site