Smart City/Smart Utility

Smart City/Smart Utility

Smart City/Smart Utility content features highlights from Black & Veatch's 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility report including subject matter expert insights, survey response trends and in-depth commentary on current industry issues.

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Black & Veatch: With Their Surging Populaces More Technologically Savvy, Cities Must Start Planning Digitally Connected Communities
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Urban centers are growing more congested. Digitalization takes deepening root in the American experience. Connected devices number into the billions, stoking the influence of consumers at the epicenter of this new on-demand, data-driven economy. And now to no one’s surprise, they’re pushing their civic leaders for innovations that enhance...
Mar 4, 2019 9:55 AM ET
Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies —...
Jan 29, 2019 9:20 AM ET
Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades
Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and...
Apr 25, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Cyber Threats to Physical Assets Demand a Proactive Approach
Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are...
Apr 18, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Electrified Fleet Vehicles and Mass Transit Gaining Momentum
Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities...
Apr 4, 2018 10:10 AM ET

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