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.
The electric power industry has been piloting microgrids for more than a decade, and now the pieces are coming together. Learn about the University of Illinois's new microgrid (and how you can get your own).
One way to understand the smart cities agenda is to look at barriers that need to be overcome and the solutions we can use. Read on to learn how a circular economy could help us meet our challenges and achieve our goals.
By some measures, Australia and New Zealand have some of smartest electrical grids in the world. But they’re getting ready to make even bigger investments. Learn why.