Citizen engagement

Tools your city can use to make the most of your water (and manage drought)

Fri, 2015-11-20 19:30 -- SCC Staff

As many parts of the western U.S. and elsewhere in the country continue to struggle with drought conditions, many water utilities are gradually adopting technologies to help them better manage their resources: sensors combined with analytics, predictive modeling and more. Read the story to learn about another option for your city: software applications for both utilities and their customers.

Why some utilities are giving away free electricity. (Could it work for your city?)

Wed, 2015-11-11 19:30 -- Kevin Ebi

Can a utility save money by giving away electricity? Enel and other utilities are experimenting with different pricing models to even out power demand, helping them stretch existing capacity and minimize expensive spikes. Could it work in your city?

Smart cities: one way to beat a sluggish economy?

Wed, 2015-11-11 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

Bouncing back after a prolonged global economic downturn is a very tall order, but at least one expert thinks smart city upgrades could be the spark urban areas need. Read the story to learn why adopting smart, intelligent solutions could help revive a city -- and attract smart, talented people to help it thrive.