Smart Cities and the Energy Transformation

How Cities and Utilities Are Working Together to Create Low-Carbon Societies

Energy networks underpin the smart city, but cities around the world also are also examining their energy sources and how efficiently energy is being used. More and more cities are setting ambitious renewable energy and carbon reduction targets. They are driving the adoption of low carbon and energy efficient solutions in areas such as transportation, building management, and street lighting. Cities are also the focus of extensive smart grid pilots that demonstrate the increased control, flexibility, and integration enabled by a digital infrastructure for grid monitoring and management.

Driven by new technologies and the shift to renewable energy sources, this transformation is creating more complex urban energy markets that will offer greater choice as to how energy is generated, supplied, and consumed. In this webinar, Eric Woods, research director with Navigant Research, is joined by Bram Reinders, founder and chairman of the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3); James Sowerby, strategy director of Engie North America; and Amy Aussieker, executive director of Envision Charlotte. Together, they explore ways in which utilities, energy companies, and cities are working toward the creation of smart cities.

Key Topics:

  • Smart cities
  • Energy transformation
  • Distributed Energy
  • Smart grid

What does this webinar answer?

  • How are cities and utilities working together to address new energy opportunities?
  • What technologies and new services are having the biggest impact?
  • How are cities and utilities working to ensure all parts of the community benefit from new energy services?
  • What is the role of regulators and policy makers in helping accelerate change?
  • What are some successful examples of smart city developments in smart energy?

Who needs to attend?

  • Utilities
  • Municipalities
  • Energy solutions and service providers
  • Smart city solutions providers
  • Software, hardware, and communications providers
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Webinar Details


Tuesday, April 25, 2017


12:00 pm EDT

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Association Partner

Smart Cities Council

Speaker Details

Eric Woods

Research Director

Navigant Research

Bram Reinders

Founder and Chairman

Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3)

James Sowerby

Strategy Director

Engie North America

Amy Aussieker

Executive Director

Envision Charlotte

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