The future energy sector will be far different and far more sophisticated than the energy networks we relied on in the 20th century. And it's essential that city decision makers and building professionals understand what that future will look like.
Connecticut was hit hard by massive storms (including Hurricane Sandy) that caused major power outages and extensive property damage a few years ago. That had a lot to with why the state quickly launched a program to fund microgrid construction: to limit outages and lessen the aftermath. Read our story for an update.
Energy company Enel and Nissan, manufacturer of the Leaf EV, are taking their vehicle-to-grid show on the road — specifically to the UK. The technology adds a new twist to the role of electric cars by turning them into rolling energy storage systems. Read the story to learn more, and how it could help cities with energy management.
The move to renewable sources of energy is typically driven by climate goals, but as renewables take over as the world’s largest source of new power there’s a new reason: price. They can be cheaper. Find out if you should be giving renewables a second look.
In a smart city, everything is interoperable and integrated — and that includes the smart grid. A new partnership between GE and one of America’s largest electric utilities is delivering just that. Find out why that’s so important — and why this will soon be coming to smaller utilities.
How soon before electric vehicles are dominant on city streets? A two-year Daimler study reveals some surprising results about EV drivers, technology and pricing.
It looks like energy storage is finally ready to stake is claim in the energy market – and it could be a very large claim. Learn why Black & Veatch experts anticipate the same kind of phenomenal growth with energy storage that we saw with renewable energy -- and what it could mean for cities.
The world of cybercrime is a shadowy place and the perpetrators constantly change. But the real problem is they’re well organized and they're willing to share what they know. IBM says security pros fighting cybercrime should take a similar approach – and has come up with a way to do it. Don't miss this if you're concerned about cyberattacks in your city.
Enel already has the credentials to prove its status as an energy industry pioneer and innovator. Now the Italian utility plans to take it a big step further by investing billions in renewables and smart-grid-related initiatives. In doing so it has what may seem an unlikely new partner: Greenpeace.
Smart energy solutions give citizens, businesses and local government the tools and systems they need to reduce their energy usage and costs. In this collection of articles and resources, you’ll find reports about cities deploying smart street lights, intelligent building systems,smart grids, renewable power plants and other projects designed to use energy more efficiently.