To successfully maintain a city of more than 50,000 residents and a growing number of visitors each year, the men and women of the Carson City Public Works Department created a municipal services infrastructure revolving around the capabilities of its people and the best available smart city technology from Schneider Electric. This case study highlights the challenges Carson City faced and how the Schneider Electric solution solves them.
Examples and case studies
Managers of the Barcelona El Prat Airport wanted to develop an integrated and centralized control platform to accommodate a major airport expansion that would have it triple in size. They deployed the Wonderware solution from Schneider Electric; it controls the processes throughout the airport that manage the terminal building and cooling and heating power plant as well as auxiliary buildings for luggage transport.
As increasing urbanization challenges cities, there are key technologies and social innovations needing further development. Among them, as this white paper from Alstom discusses, are the issues resulting from integration of distributed renewable energy resources with utility grids. Another is planning for compact cities with logistically sophisticated multi-modal transportation systems. This paper focuses on those and other expected changes to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) required to support tomorrow's cities.
At a private correspondence school in Daigo-cho, Ibaraki, Japan, high school students are using 3G-enabled smartphones and digital textbooks as part of a collaborative venture with Qualcomm. The goal is to give students tools and content relevant to their lives to help motivate them to complete their education.
Located 80 kilometers from Uganda's capital city of Kampala, the Bujagali hydropower plant is a landmark project on several levels. But perhaps most important, the 250 MW plant supplied by Alstom addresses the country's acute power shortage -- representing 49% of Uganda's electricity generating capacity, almost doubling the previous installed base.