There's a lot of buzz about microgrids as cities look for ways to improve the resiliency of their power grids. Working with a tech dream team, Chicago utility ComEd just won a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could really unleash the potential of microgrids. Click for details.
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A company that hopes to transform the $3 trillion waste management industry is attracting attention, from a feature in Forbes to a recent smart waste collection deal in the Czech Republic. Read why Enevo is in the spotlight – and what's next for the innovative company.
Italian energy giant Enel has long been a trail blazer in the utility space. It was years ahead in deploying smart meters, for example. But what's next? Click for three innovative initiatives Enel is working on, including a pilot to train the skilled workers smart cities are going to need.
Some of the technologies that make smart cities so effective can also pay off during their construction. Learn how Saudi Arabia developers are using mobile technology, why RFID has proven a construction site game-changer in Australia and how China is tapping supercomputers to make construction more cost-efficient.
We hear so much today about the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how it represents an enormous market opportunity. But what does it mean for cities and the people who live in them? Dr. Brendan O'Brien of Cisco showcases two cities that are connecting the IoE dots and seeing promising results. Click for details.
The world’s first electric highway could one day stretch between two busy California ports. Learn how the Siemens pilot could dramatically cut emissions from cargo trucks transporting goods in one of the world's smoggiest regions.
Microsoft is marking the one-year anniversary of CityNext, its smart cities initiative, which is already reducing energy use and pollution, improving healthcare and boosting efficiency. Read some of the ways cities around the world are getting smarter via CityNext solutions.
Earlier this month Itron announced the city of Bismarck, North Dakota’s water department selected it to help modernize its water distribution system. Click to learn why what's happening in Bismarck is a much bigger deal than you might think and why other cities should take note.
As more people become glued to their smartphones, the number of car-pedestrian accidents has climbed steadily. Find out about a new solution researchers are working on that doesn’t involve taking people’s phones away.
The Savona campus of the University of Genoa, Italy, opened a campus-wide microgrid earlier this year, the first of its kind in Europe. Click to learn why it's already generating attention and what it could teach smart cities.