SDEF Territoires energies
Smart City

Connect and control 270+ smart cities in Finistère

Monitor in real-time the communes and communities of the department thanks to a platform of IoT and Open Data to connect the trades.

Kuzzle IoT has been chosen as the data and IoT platform of the Finistère Smart Connect project to connect 270 municipalities and communities: the first connected territory at the scale of a department.

This service provides local authorities in Finistère with tools to control and monitor the implementation of their public policies in the areas of energy and financial efficiency applied to public network services, as well as in the area of citizen relations.

The concrete translation of this commitment is the launch of an ambitious project for the deployment of a network infrastructure dedicated to the Internet of Things, enabling the management and optimized monitoring of public services through smart grids.

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Key numbers

Connected devices

Connected buildings

With this pioneering initiative, Finistère’s local authorities will soon have tools to control and steer the implementation of their public policies. The fields of energy and financial efficiency, for networked public services, and of citizen relationship, are the ones concerned.

Emmanuel Quéré

Deputy director, SDEF

IoT & Open Data platform

Development of the IoT and Open Data platform to monitor public infrastructure with the smart grid: management of drinking water, public buildings, public lighting, energy, parking, waste and environmental quality.


  • ElasticSearch
  • On Premise
  • Kuzzle IoT
  • Clustering architecture
  • Kubernetes
  • LoRa
  • Private LoRa network / Kerlink
  • Open Data
  • Data Lake 


  • Interoperability
  • Real-time engine
  • Geolocation
  • API management
  • High availability
  • Data workflow
  • Scalability

IoT Device

  • 400,000 connected electricity, gas, and water meters to measure energy consumption
  • 72,000 public lighting systems connected to control them remotel
  • 1,200 connected car parks to optimize parking in the city
  • 350 waste collection points connected to optimize collection rounds
  • 250 air quality sensors installed in public infrastructures and schools
  • 2,000 public buildings are connected to improve their energy consumption and maintenance
  • 420 LoRa gateways deployed throughout Finistère

Kuzzle IoT : your Open Source IoT platform

Kuzzle IoT is a new generation of platform that accelerates the development of your IoT applications: It is agnostic towards existing sensor, network and information system technologies for a centralized and simplified management of the entire value chain.

With Kuzzle IoT, reduce the time-to-market of your IoT applications and focus on your core business.

LoRa protocol

LoRa connects buildings

In order to be able to master the technology from end to end, the chosen network infrastructure was the “LoRa” type.
The long-range network allows low-speed communication of connected objects and can be develop and used by everyone (Open Technology Source). 420 LoRa gateways have been deployed throughout Finistère.
The LoRa protocol uses both free 868 MHz radio frequencies and allows transmission outdoors and indoors over longer distances. The LoRa network is designed to consume as little energy as possible.

Integrating the citizen at the center of the project

The modus operandi of a smart territory revolves around co-creation and citizen participation. It is a “living together” project that requires the citizens commitment and involvement. Thus, with the set up of a citizen platform for the communities, the inhabitants of the territory will be directly informed of an event and will also be able to pass on information to the communities.

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A turnkey hypervisor

This project is being tested in the community of municipalities of the Pays d’Iroise and Ouessant, and extended to the 270 towns that are part of SDEF. It thus makes it possible to manage :

Public lighting

Remote management of public lighting to control operating periods, power variations, consumption, maintenance and the implementation of alerts in case of failure.

Public buildings

Equip buildings with sensors to read remotely fluid meters (water, gas, electricity, etc.) and thus enable a more accurate control over consumption.


Outdoor sensors and indoor sensors for public buildings will make it possible to control air quality and thus improve the management and comfort of the buildings.


Identify available parking spaces in real time, thus reducing the impact on pollution, noise and saving time for the citizen.


Follow in real time the filling of the voluntary disposal points and thus optimize the collection routes of household waste.


Real-time remote reading of sectorization meters to detect leaks and trigger alerts.

SDEF - Territoires d'énergies

The SDEF is responsible for the organisation of the public electricity distribution service. A key player in the energy transition, SDEF, is involved in many areas related to the management of energy demand and the development of renewable energies. It also participates in the promotion and development of digital uses for smart energy management and thus aspires to offer Finistère’s local authorities a “smart and connected territory” service.

They have trusted Kuzzle IoT

The Open Source IoT Platform, Kuzzle IoT,  provides Smart City, Smart Building, Smart Industry,
Smart Logistics & Transport and Smart Healthcare use cases, for large-scale data processing projects
on the Internet of Things.

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Kuzzle IoT, the leading Open Source IoT platform

Kuzzle is an open source software company providing an expert platform for the Internet of Things and massive data processing.