The project is intended to install similar systems in other city structures throughout Netanya including hospitals, schools, and a new stadium to improve energy security, optimize power consumption, and reduce energy costs for the city. The project is part of multi-pronged plan to construct a smart grid spanning the entire municipal area.
Nation-E’s president and founder Daniel Jammer notes, “This is the first time we are installing our infrastructure in Israel and Netanya Municipality is the first municipality to understand the importance of critical infrastructure business continuity. Our smart systems provide energy security and ensures that the lights will never turn off on the city dwellers.”
Jammer says approximately a million power points in Netanya will be linked by 2020, saving at least 25 percent in energy consumption.
Netanya mayor Miriam Feirberg adds: “Netanya aims to be at the forefront of innovation and environmental protection. Efficient energy management benefits the environment and residents of the city and reduces the municipality operating costs. Energy security is essential for the security of local residents and ensures the continuous functioning of the municipality and its critical infrastructures in case of emergency.”