Montevideo, one of the most ambitious Smart Street Lighting projects in the world​

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Intendencia de Montevideo




Public Administration


Montevideo, Uruguay


Montevideo's smart lighting project consists of replacing 70,000 luminaires with LED technology, which will be equipped with Wellness TechGroup's WeLight technology, and will cover an area of 200 square kilometres and more than 1.3 million Montevideans.

The project


Wellness TechGroup is implementing the ambitious smart lighting system for the Uruguayan capital, which includes around 70,000 smart luminaires, of which the first operational units are already deployed.

The project is led by the Technical Unit for Public Lighting (UTAP) of the Montevideo City Council. Wellness TechGroup is the provider of the technological solution contracted by PRODIE S.A., the Uruguayan company awarded the project requested by UTAP. Effiza, a company specialised in energy efficiency projects and smart city developments, is participating as a partner in the project.


Wellness TechGroup will provide state-of-the-art technology for this initiative with the installation of Actis Plus Nema 7, the node for the remote control of lighting points, equipped with Nema7 fast connection, network analyser, external sensor data input and adaptive lighting capability. In addition, the project will use WeLight Manager, the most powerful software made with the feedback from the market to know all the data of the intelligent public lighting service instantly.

NNNCo, a leading Australian IoT Enterprise provider and LoRaWAN network operator, will install 80 LoRaWAN® gateways to provide network coverageto 70,000+ Actis PlusNema 7 nodes​. NNNCo's IoT platform, N2N-DL, will aggregate data fromstreet lighting and othersmart city use cases.

The Montevideo lighting system will be supported by the LoRaWAN communication network. Thus, the project ensures low total cost of ownership, advanced technical attributes, high security, flexible network deployment models, optimised battery life and a fast-growing smart ecosystem.


  • Reduction from 37.7 thousand tonnes of CO2/year to 6.2 thousand tonnes of CO2/year.
  • Approximate 80% reduction in CO2 emissions thanks to the substitution of LED technology and the remote management system.
  • Improvement in the quality of the public lighting service.
  • Increased efficiency and optimisation of operations
  • Improved user experience
  • Preparation of the city of Montevideo to embark on the path towards the Smart City.