Construction season often adds angst to already messy commutes. Learn how a combination of sensors and Bluetooth technology helps drivers negotiate a major road construction project on a stretch of U.S. 31 in Michigan. Would it make sense for your city?
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Greenhouse gases are far more common in power facilities than most people realize. They’re used as insulation in high-voltage equipment. But Alstom is changing that. Learn how.
After years of pilots and demos and tests, the microgrid sector is finally beginning to accelerate. Case in point is what may be the world's most advanced microgrid project in Texas developed by the electric utility Oncor with S&C Electric and Schneider.
Smart street lights are emerging as a favorite on-ramp to a smart city. So it may be time to start shopping around like Paris did. Some of the city's most iconic neighborhoods will soon sport a citywide canopy network for street and traffic lights that Silver Spring Networks will deploy.
Schneider Electric is taking its experience in energy management and automation to an Alabama school district to provide an extensive renovation that will ultimately result in a better environment for students and save the district a lot of money in energy costs -- $11.7 million over 20 years.
Enel already has the credentials to prove its status as an energy industry pioneer and innovator. Now the Italian utility plans to take it a big step further by investing billions in renewables and smart-grid-related initiatives. In doing so it has what may seem an unlikely new partner: Greenpeace.
Water is a scarce resource in many cities and detailed tracking is vital to conserving it. Learn how Santa Fe, New Mexico is using a nearly invisible network to make its water supply more visible and how it may work in your city too.
Qualcomm, AMC Health team to improve care for at-risk patients… Ooredoo has visit from PM to talk smart cities… CH2M HILL tapped for biggest infrastructure project in Latin America… Black & Veatch joins Value of Water Coalition… ABB teams with Samsung SDI to accelerate growth of microgrid market.
If it isn't now, it probably will be soon. Research firm Gartner predicts the number of connected things (like smart LED lighting, smart locks and a plethora of sensors) in use in smart cities will reach 1.1 billion this year -- and climb to 9.7 billion in five years. Click to see the expected growth hot spots.
The largest solar installation company in the U.S. is zeroing in on likely customers for a new microgrids-as-a-service offering – municipalities among them. Utility heavyweight Duke Energy is eyeing microgrids too – and has assembled a who's who of industry players. Click for details.