Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) announce a partnership to develop a Code for Smart Communities.
Since his re-election in July 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been advancing his Smart Cities Plan for the nation via the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the stewardship of Assistant Minister The Hon Angus Taylor MP. The $50M Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has been a key feature of the Plan, which saw the release of the program's draft guidelines in late 2016. On Friday 20th January 2017 SCCANZ submitted its detailed submission on the guidelines.
Alabama Power Company built and maintained its outage management system for many years. It performed well over the years. But while an OMS can estimate where service is out, it can’t necessarily reflect where service is back on, or more importantly, what locations could actually take power. Click to learn about the solution that solved the utility's problems.
Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS) has moved from manual meter reads to remote readings that happen with the push of a button. The result? Massive amounts of data but no clear view into how to use it to benefit its more than 24,000 customers and better plan for tomorrow. Click to learn what the utility did to cut meter reading time and take better advantage of its meter data.
Pune being selected in smart cities mission competition, would like to undertake smart city initiatives to make Pune a better place by increasing safety, livability of the people in the city and to effectively provide the delivery of few urban services.
When rural North Carolina utility Wake Electric deployed the Sensus FlexNet communication network in 2012, it was able to improve billing accuracy and system management. While some utilities will use a network for one application, Wake Electric took it a step further to use its network to extend asset life and system design, enhance outage management and make other improvements.
To combat water shortages caused by long-term drought, water conservation goals and water use restrictions have been common in many California cities. By using a smart water network, the local water utility in Fountain Valley was able to get citizens interested in conservation—and exceed the city's 20% water use reduction goal.
Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was needed. HydroPoint Data Systems solution? An IoT machine-to-machine system to assess climate and water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity from AT&T, Hydropoint's solution has saved clients billions of gallons of water and millions in related costs.
When companies and jurisdictions are moving M2M/IoT communications to cellular technologies, security considerations are often left behind. Read the white paper from Council Associate Partner Telit to learn how to avoid some of the threats to M2M/IoT communications and ways to mitigate others.