Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Smart City Suppliers

November 25th, 2014

The smart city technology market is characterized by a diverse range of suppliers spanning many sectors, which makes a comparison of their strengths and capabilities a challenging exercise. However, such comparisons are becoming more important as city and other service providers look to select partners and technology providers to help them deliver on their smart […]

Future outlook on customer outreach in smart grid development

November 25th, 2014

Customer communications will continue to be a critical ingredient for successful grid modernization as utilities roll out new load management and rate programs that require active customer participation and decision-making. Utilities and other entities continue to explore innovative mechanisms and media to communicate more efficiently and increase customer understanding and engagement. As these technologies and […]

Shopping for new street lights? Head for Denmark’s outdoor light lab

November 24th, 2014

Lighting vendors offer dozens of smart street light options that promise to save cities money as well as collect useful types of data. But how do municipal officials figure out which option is right for them? A trip to the new Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab might help. Located in an industrial park outside Copenhagen, the […]

Smart Grid as a Service set to boom

November 24th, 2014

While they represent a small part of the smart grid market today, smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread project costs over several years, and can provide skilled IT professionals to utilities that may otherwise have difficulty attracting talent.  Growth in this segment over the next 10 years […]

Mini-grids coming to rural Tanzania

November 20th, 2014

Four mini-grids serving approximately 10,000 customers are to be developed in central Tanzania. The first of four mini-grids that will be delivered in the village of Malolo and surrounds in the Morogoro region of the southern highlands of Tanzania – about 170km west of the capital, Dar es Salaam – is now under way. Construction […]