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
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.