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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Utilities Can Better Secure Customer Relationships by Offering More Distributed Energy Resources
As falling costs for distributed energy resources reduce the barriers to entry, new players like solar and battery storage developers are establishing relationships with utility customers. This is raising new concerns that without action, utilities will lose their cherished one-to-one customer relationship. In response, some utilities are offering utility-owned rooftop solar in direct...
Jun 21, 2016 2:00 PM ET
Utilities Show Growing Interest in Drone Technology
The interest in drone technology by electric, water and natural gas utilities is growing at a rapid pace, and this relatively new application for utilities seems positioned to eventually become a best practice as the usage is woven into more projects. According to Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions:...
Jun 16, 2016 5:00 PM ET
Cities Are ‘Smartening Up’ for the Future with IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) – the concept that all devices that can be connected will be connected – is starting to take root in cities in various parts of the globe. IoT is being used to better manage energy, water, transportation and safety – but what exactly does this look like in first-adopter cities? One result is that better resource management is being combined with more...
Jun 15, 2016 12:40 PM ET
Data Analytics is Key to Developing a Long-Term Smart City Roadmap
Communities that were “first movers” in the smart city arena are ending their test phases and expanding to a second phase, yet it is clear that communications technologies and data analytics should be adopted to help lay the groundwork for a broader roadmap. Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/...
Jun 2, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Building Smart Cities Will Require Creative Funding Approaches
Cities struggling with finding funds for smart city initiatives might be wise to connect the issue with another that almost all municipalities have in common – aging infrastructure. “There is an essential aspect in connecting the investments in smart technology to the imperatives of the aging infrastructure, and that, in turn, speaks to asset management,” said Rick Azer, Director of...
May 31, 2016 2:00 PM ET

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