As part of a "Smart Grid, Smart City" project, Ausgrid -- one of Australia's state-owned, electricity infrastructure utilities -- ran a pilot program to show how smart network infrastructures can help it create a new, more efficient system for providing utility services.
Examples and case studies
City leaders, planners and city residents will see how home and building automation systems can be a key tool to arriving at a more efficient management of buildings in this case report on the re-use of an abandoned building in Molise, Italy.
Mayors and other city staff charged with improving public safety and emergency will want to read this brief R&D case study about FireGrid, a technology being developed to give the emergency services vital advanced knowledge about the fire they are attending, how it will progress and where victims may be trapped.
Mayors and advocates for improving city healthcare services to residents will be interested in learning about digital technology developed by a UK consortium that is allowing patients with chronic illnesses to consult with hospital clinicians direct from their own living rooms or nursing homes.
City leaders and planners who want to better understand the dynamic behavior of their cities will be interested in the collaboration between the City of Portland, Oregon in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and IBM to develop an interactive model of the relationships that exist among the city's core systems.