Category: Energy

Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future

McKinsey & Company | June 2018
McKinsey & Company’s view of each city’s technology base looked at the extent of sensors and devices, the quality of communication networks, and the presence of open data portals. Among the most advanced are Amsterdam, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Stockholm—but even these front-runners are only about two-thirds of the way toward what constitutes a fully comprehensive technology base today. In general, cities across China, East Asia, Europe, and North America have relatively strong tech bases, as do select cities in the Middle East. But those in Africa, India, and Latin America lag behind, particularly in installing the sensor layer, the most capital-intensive element.

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Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™

Global Energy Institute | May 23, 2018
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ features high-performance, energy-efficient system, cutting-edge interconnectivity and a dedicated microgrid creating a one-of-a-kind community for homeowners. The Smart Neighborhood™ illustrates what the grid of the future looks like and provides a model for cities all throughout the country.

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Pathways for Blockchain in Energy Sector

Greentechmedia.com, Stephen Lacey | Apr. 11, 2018
There are hundreds of potential blockchain applications in the electricity sector. Which ones will win out? This GTM podcast examines different pathways for blockchain technology in the sector. In addition, Commonwealth Edison’s Kristen Brown discusses how blockchain technology will impact the utility’s operations.

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