For resilience and other reasons, microgrids are worth considering, but the journey to build one can be quite bumpy. There are already 800 people on the waiting list for one that’s about to come online in Brooklyn. Here’s what it took — and where else the concept could work.
Milton Keynes is far from the only community in the UK making real progress with its smart city initiatives, but its creative new partnerships are bound to drive it further toward its goals of inclusivity and business and industry development.
One of the most valuable teammates you can have for a smart cities initiative isn’t at City Hall; it’s your electric utility. Learn how their impact can go far beyond the electricity they provide and how they can help you win the 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.
Is your electric utility selling units of power or providing a valuable service? Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, says the 100-year-old business model no longer works. Here’s how to thrive for the next century.
Are street lights worth it? Just ask Chicago. A project under way now not only provides the usual energy efficiency benefits — it will also create jobs. Find out how.
Bhopal, a vibrant economic centre of Madhya Pradesh, has launched many innovative smart solutions. The city recently has launched its first innovative public private partnership (PPP)-based smart poles and intelligent streetlights project under the Smart Cities Mission. The project is innovatively structured in such a manner that it delivers bundled smart services to citizens and gives maximum values for money to the city authority.
Coimbatore with a decadal growth rate of around 20% is a rapidly growing city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Known as Manchester of India, the city is undertaking numerous initiatives towards improving basic services and quality of life of citizens.
Tackling waste is a problem of plenty. However, by just implementing comprehensive waste segregation and management plan, Mahabalipuram, a temple town in Tamil Nadu, has shown the entire country how to be 100 per cent waste-free.
It may not be a city, but the SAS campus in Cary, NC, will model a number of smart cities technologies. From robust sensors and real-time analytics to on-site solar farms, see what you could do in your city.
Schneider Electric and Microsoft collaborate… Panasonic's new China battery factory… Itron's natural gas upgrade project… Oracle expands cloud service partnerships… Daimler enters U.S. home energy storage market.