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Smart City/Smart Utility content features highlights from Black & Veatch's 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility report including subject matter expert insights, survey response trends and in-depth commentary on current industry issues.

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Data Management Tools Should Move from Mere Reporting to Automation and Analytics
Advances in technology, connectivity and software have made an increasing number of tools available to improve utility performance. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployments of the past decade demonstrate there is tremendous value to be found in the data generated across utility service networks. Instead of being used strictly for reporting purposes, however, the data...
Sep 1, 2016 9:30 AM ET
Net-Zero Energy Is Now ‘In the Grasp’ of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
It is commonly known that wastewater possesses more energy than needed to operate a treatment facility, but the number of net-zero energy water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) is still very low worldwide. Yet, a recent study states that the possibility of net-zero energy is now in the grasp of many wastewater facilities, and the report provides some of the best insights on record as to...
Jul 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Large Complexes Find Growing Benefits in Energy Self-Generation as Battery Costs Decline
Large commercial and industrial complexes are increasingly showing more interest in how power is consumed at their facilities, and how they can more efficiently manage their utility costs. These companies are discovering many options that have only recently opened up due to new technologies and decreasing system costs. ...
Jul 19, 2016 12:00 PM ET
Smart Water Programs Seek to Uncover Valuable Data for Improved Operations
Water and wastewater systems use hundreds and sometimes thousands of data-producing instruments, but much of that information remains isolated. There is little two-way communication, so the vast amount of data stays buried, just as the water infrastructure itself is mostly buried and out of sight. Smart water programs are seeking to change all that.  ...
Jul 15, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Electric Utilities Must Prepare for New Roles in the Smart City Transformation
Electric utilities are facing a need and opportunity to transform their business due to the bidirectional nature of distributed generation and energy storage. This is just one of several fundamental changes that the smart cities movement is driving to reshape how fundamental services are delivered and managed. VIDEO:...
Jul 12, 2016 5:30 PM ET