Writing for Electricity Today, Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses the move to smart cities and how utilities can profit from forthcoming changes and technologies. See a brief excerpt below and click here to read the full article.
"I predict many utilities will learn to appreciate the smart cities movement. Implemented correctly, the smart cities dialogue will give utilities powerful new advocates for the policy and rate changes necessary to flourish. Implemented correctly, dialogue will help utilities find partners to share the costs of upgrades. Implemented correctly, smart cities will position utilities as the foundation for future economic growth."