2017 Strategic Directions:Smart City/Smart Utility Report
Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities
The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure. Around the globe, cities and utilities are beginning to see tangible results from preliminary efforts and are gaining confidence in what a smart city can be.
Municipalities are starting to understand the power of data and how it can foster and support master planning, and how a roadmap can define, drive and ultimately enable smart city initiatives. Utilities are working to integrate advanced technologies — such as evolving to accommodate distributed energy resources (DERs) and improving network connectivity — to determine a successful path forward in a changing landscape.