Managing ducks is easier with a converged FAN, says Fai Lam, marketing director, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

Managing ducks is easier with a converged FAN, says Fai Lam, marketing director, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

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As they modernise their grids to address today’s needs and tomorrow’s expectations for smart city operations, power utilities must address the looming implications of the duck chart, an iconic curve that shows the effects of renewable energy resources on grids More

Why utilities should evolve new business models and support smart cities, by Ulrich Schälling, FNT Software

Why utilities should evolve new business models and support smart cities, by Ulrich Schälling, FNT Software

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Electric utilities have all required resources at hand to support smart city scenarios. The underlying communications networks must be renewed anyway, why not using the investment for additional revenue? More

The internet of things: connecting devices to save the planet, by Manfred Kube, Gemalto M2M, Germany

The internet of things: connecting devices to save the planet, by Manfred Kube, Gemalto M2M, Germany

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IoT is already impacting sustainability and outright support of the environment More

Smart cities aren’t built in a day, by Kees van der Klauw, head of research at Philips Lighting

Smart cities aren’t built in a day, by Kees van der Klauw, head of research at Philips Lighting

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As technologies evolve, citizens will expect public infrastructure to be as connected as the mobile devices they depend on More

Bring on better energy consumption management, by Rudy de Waele

Bring on better energy consumption management, by Rudy de Waele

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It’s still early days but the future of infrastructure and better energy consumption management looks bright More


Will cities join the renewable energy tsunami? asks Tom Lindberg, MD, ECOHZ

Will cities join the renewable energy tsunami? asks Tom Lindberg, MD, ECOHZ

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In the ’energy transition’ we all sense is upon us – the power of the consumer has so far been very much undervalued More

Smart metering for distribution network operators: now is the time to exploit smart data, by Alain Bollack, VP, Smart Energy, Utilities at Capgemini

Smart metering for distribution network operators: now is the time to exploit smart data, by Alain Bollack, VP, Smart Energy, Utilities at Capgemini

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The time has now come for DNOs to stop looking at smart meters from just a pure compliance perspective and start appreciating their wider value More

The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

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Does the Internet of Things has the potential to become a meaningful enabler of personalised solutions to improve urban quality living? More

How large buildings can take advantage of energy disaggregation without installing submeters and sensors, by LEM’s Patrick Schuler

How large buildings can take advantage of energy disaggregation without installing submeters and sensors, by LEM’s Patrick Schuler

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Energy disaggregation can perform remote energy audits, measure and validate utility demand-response programmes More
Wireless charging: the new connectivity?

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Wireless charging: the new connectivity?

It is a game-changing technology for smart cities and citizens but needs managing and monetising, which is where UK SME Chargifi comes in