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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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The City of Madison—breaking new territory in sustainability planning

Sustainability is an issue that is on many people’s minds, but not everyone is certain how to tackle this rather amorphous concept. One group that is tackling it is cities, and not just the usual suspects like large, coastal cities. Other cities, l ...

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GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

The electricity systems are entering a new phase of transition. With the worldwide boom of renewable energy, decentralized and intermittent generation is taking over larger production shares each year. Now, the first effects on electricity markets ar ...

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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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A new energy landscape deserves a new market model

To create a reliable, sustainable and efficient new energy landscape, we must fundamentally rethink the market model. As of now, the market model offers few incentives for investments in techniques, facilities and concepts that help deal with more fl ...

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Smart green cities for Africa

Many African nations are at or approaching key decision points in social and economic plans. Choices made now will affect lives in decades to come. Unburdened by legacy infrastructure, African nations can skip outdated technologies and move straight ...

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The Engineer, The Energy Trilemma and The Smart Nation

The world population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050, and up to eleven billion by 2100. Meanwhile, energy consumption is expected to continue growing at the rate of 0.7% per capita per annum. However, we continue to live on a finite pl ...

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Future utilities: the broader view

When I spoke at the third Utility of the Future event in Washington DC, I took the opportunity to talk about the ‘broader view’ in the energy sector. And about the ‘Energy Trilemma’ we all currently face: ensuring there is affordable, reliabl ...

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Data-driven approaches to minimize risk and shape energy efficiency programs

Data-driven approaches to minimize risk and shape energy efficiency programs

The utility world is data driven, and lots of interesting stories can be told using that data. Here at DNV GL, we’ve been running energy efficiency incentive programs on behalf of utilities in more than a dozen different states spanning over 20 yea ...

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Guest Blog: Sven Utermöhlen, Director Construction & Engineering, E.ON

Guest Blog: Sven Utermöhlen, Director Construction & Engineering, E.ON

This post is the first in a series of guest blogs featuring interviews with global energy experts from DNV GL's 2015 survey report: Beyond Integration: Three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid. Today's featured expert is Sven Utermöhle ...

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