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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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From Whiteboards to Neighborhoods, Smart Street Systems Engage Citizens
Once considered the purview of Jetsons-era futurescapes, smart street systems have made the transition from science fiction to real city council planning agendas. Sensor-laden Wi-Fi kiosks, smart streetlights, EV charging stations and integrated urban mobility systems are generating rising interest as cities demand greater connectivity, resource efficiency, enhanced public safety and more...
Feb 7, 2017 1:30 PM ET
Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities
The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue...
Feb 1, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Data Management Tools Should Move from Mere Reporting to Automation and Analytics
Advances in technology, connectivity and software have made an increasing number of tools available to improve utility performance. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployments of the past decade demonstrate there is tremendous value to be found in the data generated across utility service networks. Instead of being used strictly for reporting purposes, however, the data...
Sep 1, 2016 9:30 AM ET
Net-Zero Energy Is Now ‘In the Grasp’ of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
It is commonly known that wastewater possesses more energy than needed to operate a treatment facility, but the number of net-zero energy water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) is still very low worldwide. Yet, a recent study states that the possibility of net-zero energy is now in the grasp of many wastewater facilities, and the report provides some of the best insights on record as to...
Jul 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Large Complexes Find Growing Benefits in Energy Self-Generation as Battery Costs Decline
Large commercial and industrial complexes are increasingly showing more interest in how power is consumed at their facilities, and how they can more efficiently manage their utility costs. These companies are discovering many options that have only recently opened up due to new technologies and decreasing system costs. ...
Jul 19, 2016 12:00 PM ET