News: Optima Energia wins a free Smart City Showcase provided by Worldsensing

The Smart Lighting project in the city of Cancun, Mexico was selected among many other city contestants

Barcelona, November 2018

As part of the Go smart in a week campaign which ran before and during the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC 2018), as the winner, Worldsensing will grant Optima Energia a free smart city showcase.

“The Go smart in a week is the perfect opportunity for us to see how Worldsensing will help us implement a project that would usually take weeks or even months, in a matter of days,” says Enrique Gómez-Junco, Optima Energía CEO.

The Go smart in a week campaign provides the winning city with the opportunity to integrate data from up to five existing systems such as smart lighting, traffic, environment, incidents , nd emergency services in Worldsensing’s advanced Smart City solution. All data is displayed in an interactive map of the city combined with a personalized city KPI dashboard.

“We are among the few solution providers who have not only the technology but, most importantly, the expertise and experience to confidently challenge a city to go smart in a week,” says Shakil Ahmed, Director of Solutions and strategic partnerships.

For city control room operators: a test of the power of IoT

Through Worldsensing’s agile approach, the winning city can experience how control room operators can regain control of all city operations through the enhanced visibility of what’s going on at all times. It also allows the city to experience how their personalized KPIs can be displayed on the city’s map. Finally, it allows city decision makers to track the city KPIs on the go with a mobile app.

The campaign, which was launched just a week before the SCEWC 2018, received submissions from various smart city stakeholders. Optima Energia was the lucky winner in the draw which included government institutions, telcos, solution integrators, among others. The seamless execution was also made possible because of the readiness of Optima Energia’s data for integration.

Smart Lighting in Cancún, Mexico – an ideal model for a city undergoing transformation

Optima Energia is working on a Smart Lighting project in the city of Cancun, Mexico and needs a technology partner who can gather all data and provide the city with analytics so that involved stakeholders can manage and plan the project more efficiently.

Smart City technology – a solution to digitize city operations

The one week turn-around of the showcase is made possible through OneMind. The Barcelona-based technology provider who has already conducted projects in over 60 cities around the globe uses OneMind as its core technology to build tailored applications or end-to-end solutions. The intelligent IoT solution builder features reusable core modules and has already fuelled a broad range of existing city applications allowing Worldsensing to be focused, fast and flexible in terms of project execution.

About Optima Energia (OE)

Optima Energia founded in 1988, is the first Mexican Energy Services Company, now considered as a leader in Mexico and Latin America. Their focus is on smart lighting projects for the public sector to help municipalities reduce their energy consumption by at least 50% and increase luminosity by 40% or more.
OE‘s integrated solution involves the development of sustainable infrastructure projects as an energy service company using its Performance Contracting Business Model through which:

(a) OE purchases and owns the LED technology solution and installs it in municipalities.
(b) A municipality enters into a long-term performance or concession contract (10-15 years) for the energy output and shares savings with OE.

OE has installed more than 170,000 luminaries in street lighting projects in various cities in Mexico such as Tijuana and Ensenada in Baja California; Cajeme in Sonora; Zuazua, Linares and Cadereyta in Nuevo Leon; Acapulco in Guerrero and Cancun in Quintana Roo.

About Worldsensing
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 90 employees and offices in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has customers in over 50 countries on 6 continents.

About SCEWC
The mission of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. As the world’s leading event for cities, the SCEWC provides a unique meeting spot for smart city sectors and an innovative platform for urban action worldwide.

Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

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