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IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013

Wed, 2013-02-27 09:34 -- Liz Enbysk

The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.

From Singapore to Saudi Arabia, Alstom's smart grid technologies at the forefront

Saudi Electricity just awarded Alstom Grid a contract to stabilize the power supply and transmission grid that feeds across Jeddah and Mecca. That's on the heels of a new project in Singapore that has Alstom and Schneider Electric helping build the region's first renewable energy integration microgrid. And that's not all; click for more reasons why Alstom is making headlines.

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Enel is a leading integrated player in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, operating in 40 countries. Based in Italy, Enel was the first utility in the world to deploy smart meters and continues to innovate in renewable energy. 

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