Georgia Power's state-of-the-art automation solutions featured in North America's first smart city laboratory
The company installed smart lighting, cameras and more at the new intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory through a partnership with Peachtree Corners
ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power and the City of Peachtree Corners are celebrating the opening of the Curiosity Lab, a 1.5-mile intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory. The new living laboratory will be the first of its kind in the country and provide lab users with access to Georgia Power's state-of-the-art automation solutions and subject matter experts on the company's latest smart energy technologies and solutions.
The one-of-a-kind facility will offer a unique opportunity for testing to be done in a 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) environment that includes interaction with real-world vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
"Smart ideas like the Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners are all about partnerships and how to get everyone engaged with the innovations of the future," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO for Georgia Power. "The insights and research from this facility will help Georgia Power continue to evolve our technology and ensure the needs of our customers are met."
Through this partnership, Georgia Power will install 40 smart LED street lights along the 1.5 mile stretch of the Curiosity Lab and 20 cameras throughout the property to provide complete video coverage. The lights are part of the company's network of nearly 300,000 connected streetlights across the state, which is the largest installed fleet of connected streetlights in the country. The smart cameras are equipped with the latest traffic management software and analytics that will provide real-time incident detection of the roadway and the autonomous vehicle lanes along the Curiosity Lab corridor. With the use of the cutting-edge processing, the cameras will also connect technology to support and enhance safety and visibility of the lab and its operating partners.
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Georgia Power also offers a full suite of home automation solutions, which includes easy access to products and services to help automate customers' homes and make them more energy efficient and connected. The company brings together popular products, including the latest in smart thermostats and smart home products such as smart filters, lighting, door locks, light switches, vents, smoke alarms and doorbells, to a single convenient online portal on Georgia Power Marketplace.
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