Instrumentation and control

Hamburg, Germany's big vision: A smart city and a smart port

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

Greater mobility, efficiency, safety and sustainability are on Hamburg's to-do list and the city announced this week it's partnering with Cisco to make it all happen. Some ambitious initiatives are on tap, including making the heart of the city's economy -- its port -- smart too. Click for details.

Member spotlight 4.16.14: Enel in China, Itron in Saudi Arabia, Alstom in India and ABB in Italy

Wed, 2014-04-16 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Council members are on an international roll in this week's spotlight. Click to read about Enel's new pact in China, Itron's water technology roll out in Saudia Arabia, Alstom's transformer swap in India and ABB's work on a smart grid pilot in Rome.

Making cities more resilient, one distribution transformer monitor at a time

Fri, 2014-04-04 06:00 -- SCC Staff

With storms battering population centers around the world and costing billions of dollars annually due to outages and damage, many city leaders are searching for ways to finance a more resilient electric grid. Alan Snook, President of Council Associate Partner GRID20/20, offers an interesting solution in today's guest column.

Member spotlight 4.2.14: National Grid, Qualcomm, Bechtel, IBM, CH2M HILL, ABB, Schneider Electric, Opower

Wed, 2014-04-02 06:00 -- SCC Staff

This week's short takes from Council members: National Grid promotes smarter energy in Worcester, MA...Qualcomm helps San Diego tout its smarts...Bechtel project pushes sustainable growth in Manitoba...Norway's smarter tolling system gets boost from IBM...CH2M HILL's work on NYC ultraviolet disinfection facility wins award...ABB's urban substations make good neighbors...Schneider Electric and Opower target energy management for SMBs. Click for details.

Improved sensor technology shares real-time air pollution data

Wed, 2014-04-02 06:00 -- Doug Cooley

Improved air quality sensor equipment is enabling researchers and concerned communities to gather air quality data and share it new ways. A Portland, Oregon neighborhood that was alerted to high levels of air pollution near their elementary school shows how it’s being done.