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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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Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities
The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life. From Barcelona, Spain,...
May 10, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Utilities Need to Explore New Approaches in Attracting Next Generation of Workers
Attracting new professionals while retaining and developing current staff is a key element of any successful workforce management strategy; however, utilities are dealing with a unique situation in that a majority of their workforce is rapidly approaching retirement. Eighty-three percent of utility respondents to the...
May 3, 2017 10:10 AM ET
Smart Cities Need Smart Master Planning Processes
As governments consider where to spend their smart city funding, they may initially center on the critical building blocks of a smart city but often become subject to short-term budget priorities. To this point, responses to the...
May 2, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources
The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility...
Apr 26, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Epic Investment Trends in Smart Distribution Systems
For more than 100 years, electric utilities worldwide made relatively few investments to electric distribution networks; focusing primarily on generation and transmission infrastructure. As such, the traditional electric distribution system—comprised of a passive network of poles, wires, transformers and capacitors— delivered power to commercial, industrial and residential customers in largely...
Apr 19, 2017 9:00 AM ET