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Data and Partnerships Serve as the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Smarter Cities

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The insights uncovered in Black & Veatch’s 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report demonstrate a growing awareness among communities and utilities that modern, digital infrastructure such as data collection networks, infrastructure automation and advanced communication systems are the key components of today’s smart city initiatives. It is only through these systems that cities and utilities can optimize operations to realize the promise of the smart city – and create a sustainable future.

SCE Receives State Approval for Four Electric Transportation Pilots

The projects are part of the company’s strategy to help reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution.
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Southern California Edison received approval today to move forward on four pilot projects that will help to expand electric transportation. Transportation electrification is key to meeting California’s 2030 greenhouse gas and air pollution reduction goals.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

Local Schools Plug In to Help Improve Air Quality in Their Communities

Schools in the El Monte Union High School District are the first to install EV charging stations through SCE’s Charge Ready program
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The five schools that make up the El Monte Union High School District are all less than 20 miles away from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On a good day, students and staff have a crisp, clear view of the local mountains. Too often, though, the mountains appear hazy, rather than clear as they should be, because of the smog.

Pathway to a Clean Energy Future

SCE releases a new white paper to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, especially in vulnerable communities, in order to meet California’s ambitious clean energy goals.
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Imagine a California just over a decade from now. It’s the year 2030 and more than 7 million electric cars are traversing along busy freeways and crowded streets. Most of your electricity is from solar and wind. The air you are breathing is now cleaner than it’s been in more than 10 years.

SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

SMUD forecasts customer DER adoption in first-of-kind holistic utility analysis
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid.

Transformative Technology: Understanding Sustainability Impacts and Opportunities

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For more than 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of mobile technology – and we’re just getting started. Stemming from our industry expertise and long-time commitment to research and development, we are uniquely positioned to empower designers and developers to create new possibilities for our rapidly evolving world. We are at the hub of 5G innovation, spearheading the research efforts that will create the next global wireless revolution – just as we pioneered many of the building blocks for 3G and 4G.

Avista Named as a 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner by Greentech Media

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Avista's Electric Vehicle pilot program has been recognized by Greentech Media and awarded a 2017 Grid Edge Award. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies or projects that showcase innovative products, introduce new business models to the electric sector, or otherwise present alternative ways of managing the electric grid that are more efficient and reliable.

Read more about the Grid Edge Awards.

Electric Cabs

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VMware India recently partnered with India's first all-electric cab service – Lithium Cabs to provide employees with green transportation in order to reduce carbon footprints while transporting employees in the city of Bangalore. The transition from diesel fleet cars to electric cars for daily employee pick and drop helps overcome challenges such as fuel cost, battery life, safety, battery charging infra and most importantly is an environment friendly cab service. By using eco-friendly cars, VMware India saves 440 tonnes on carbon dioxide in just one year and reduces pollution on the road.

Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation. 

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