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Partnerships for smart and sustainable cities

Cities face a wide range of challenges: maintaining and replacing aging infrastructure, managing maintenance costs, rapidly changing technologies, ensuring proper data security and performance management, and resource constraints that affect all of t ...

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Data, data, sensors, sensors, everywhere!

After attending back to back smart city conferences—VERGE (Where Technology Meets Sustainability) and Smart Cities Week (every smart technology under the sun)—I have to say that everyone recognizes the enormous potential to do good with Big Data ...

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Smart Cities to facilitate a Sustainable Energy Future

Change is permeating the energy sector globally and this is particularly evident in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Demographics (30% of the population is aged 15-29 years old according to the Brookings Institution, a US based think t ...

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Update on Smart Cities: Envision America and what it means for smart green city investments

Update on Smart Cities: Envision America and what it means for smart green city investments

Smart green cities: getting it done Cities face significant challenges in how to bring rapidly changing technologies to bear on traditional city problems, including the pressures of their expanding populations. This worldwide phenomenon is being w ...

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Driving climate innovation through cities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. As I write this post, negotiators in Lima at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are meeting past the scheduled conference end in the hopes of preparing a draft agreement for ...

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What makes a city "smart"?

What makes a city “smart”? It depends on who you ask. Responses covered a full range of opinions at a recent gathering of the Smart Cities Council (SCC), of which DNV GL is a sponsor. The SCC is an international organization of large companies do ...

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Can cities become energy islands?

Can cities become energy islands?

Last June, more than 2,000 people attended 32 events in Brussels during the annual European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). As a result another 700 Energy Days have been organised in more than 40 countries across Europe and beyond. Demand respons ...

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Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 2)

Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 2)

Introduction In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed the direction renewables and energy storage are heading and reached the following conclusions that: 1) PV is rising as a key driver for energy storage;  2) Future grids will face a mix of bulk ...

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How can we unlock the value of smart grids?

Utilities, ICT companies, and many others have been investing in hundreds of smart grid pilot projects the last few years. PowerMatching City is regarded as the first living lab of an integrated approach of smart grids. One of the experiences is that ...

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